Vest CPR | definition of vest CPR by Medical dictionary
CPR using a proprietary vest to increase chest pressure. The first-generation device used a pneumatically cycled bladder, but never saw wide adoption as it was tethered to electric current. The second generation device (Autopulse) is portable and applies pressure in a circumferential fashion as opposed to the more traumatic point—sternal pressure—of manual CPR
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vest CPR Emergency medicine CPR using a proprietary vest to ↑ chest pressure; the vest is pneumatically cycled and applies pressure in a circumferential fashion, vs point–sternal pressure of manual CPR. See Cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
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