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Automated continuous chest compression for in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with pulseless electrical activity: A report of five cases

Bonnemeier, Hendrik; Olivecrona, Göran LU ; Simonis, Gregor; Götberg, Matthias LU ; Weitz, Gunther; Iblher, Peter; Gerling, Ivana and Schunkert, Heribert (2009) In International Journal of Cardiology 136(2). p.39-50
Abstract
Of patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, those with pulseless electrical activity ( PEA) have the worst outcome. Especially in these patients effective chest compressions according to the guidelines may be the key strategy to improve survival. Recently, a novel automatic mechanical chest compression device (LUCAS-CPR) has been shown to ensure effective continuous compressions without interruption during transport, diagnostic procedures and in the catheter laboratory, and may thus significantly improve outcome after resuscitation of in-hospital cardiac arrest. We report here on the first five well documented cases of in-hospital resuscitation of PEA using the LUCAS-CPR compression device. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights... (More)
Of patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, those with pulseless electrical activity ( PEA) have the worst outcome. Especially in these patients effective chest compressions according to the guidelines may be the key strategy to improve survival. Recently, a novel automatic mechanical chest compression device (LUCAS-CPR) has been shown to ensure effective continuous compressions without interruption during transport, diagnostic procedures and in the catheter laboratory, and may thus significantly improve outcome after resuscitation of in-hospital cardiac arrest. We report here on the first five well documented cases of in-hospital resuscitation of PEA using the LUCAS-CPR compression device. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved. (Less)
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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Mechanical chest compression device, Pulseless electrical activity
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International Journal of Cardiology
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136
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39 - 50
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Elsevier
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0167-5273
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10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.04.095
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  abstract     = {Of patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, those with pulseless electrical activity ( PEA) have the worst outcome. Especially in these patients effective chest compressions according to the guidelines may be the key strategy to improve survival. Recently, a novel automatic mechanical chest compression device (LUCAS-CPR) has been shown to ensure effective continuous compressions without interruption during transport, diagnostic procedures and in the catheter laboratory, and may thus significantly improve outcome after resuscitation of in-hospital cardiac arrest. We report here on the first five well documented cases of in-hospital resuscitation of PEA using the LUCAS-CPR compression device. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.},
  author       = {Bonnemeier, Hendrik and Olivecrona, Göran and Simonis, Gregor and Götberg, Matthias and Weitz, Gunther and Iblher, Peter and Gerling, Ivana and Schunkert, Heribert},
  issn         = {0167-5273},
  keyword      = {Cardiopulmonary resuscitation,Mechanical chest compression device,Pulseless electrical activity},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {39--50},
  publisher    = {Elsevier},
  series       = {International Journal of Cardiology},
  title        = {Automated continuous chest compression for in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with pulseless electrical activity: A report of five cases},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.04.095},
  volume       = {136},
  year         = {2009},
}