TREATING CARDIAC ARREST IN SPACE: The Challenges of Resuscitation in Microgravity

Authors: Schroth, C.

Publisher: Wilderness Medical Society


Cardiac arrest is a common event on earth, but with the development of space travel for recreational purposes and the plan to colonize other planets – particularly Mars – the need for the provision of basic and advanced life support during the journey, and the establishment of settlements has to include medical response and out-of-hospital care. This does, however, raise the question whether the current procedures and techniques being utilized on earth can be used to the same effect in a microgravity environment.

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