uu.seUppsala University Publications
Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Update on mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Surgical Sciences, Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care.
2016 (English)In: Current Opinion in Critical Care, ISSN 1070-5295, E-ISSN 1531-7072, Vol. 22, no 3, 225-229 p.Article, review/survey (Refereed) PublishedText
Abstract [en]

Purpose of review The aim of this review is to update and discuss the use of mechanical chest compression devices in treatment of cardiac arrest. Recent findings Three recently published large multicenter randomized trials have not been able to show any improved outcome in adult out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients when compared with manual chest compressions. Summary Mechanical chest compression devices have been developed to better deliver uninterrupted chest compressions of good quality. Prospective large randomized studies have not been able to prove a better outcome compared to manual chest compressions; however, latest guidelines support their use when high-quality manual chest compressions cannot be delivered. Mechanical chest compressions can also be preferred during transportation, in the cath-lab and as a bridge to more invasive support like extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 22, no 3, 225-229 p.
Keyword [en]
cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, mechanical chest compressions, outcome
National Category
Family Medicine Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-299269DOI: 10.1097/MCC.0000000000000302ISI: 000375150900006PubMedID: 27054624OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-299269DiVA: diva2:949207
Available from: 2016-07-18 Created: 2016-07-18 Last updated: 2016-07-18Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textPubMed

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Rubertsson, Sten
By organisation
Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care
In the same journal
Current Opinion in Critical Care
Family MedicineCardiac and Cardiovascular Systems

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 8 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link