Comparison of CPR methods shows similar results, study shows

09/3/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

The pneumatically powered LUCAS device for chest compressions fared no better than regular manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients who have cardiac arrest outside of a hospital, according to Dr. Sten Rubertsson, an intensivist at Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden who reported the study at the European Society of Cardiology meeting. Data showed survival rates at four hours were similar with both methods, as were secondary outcomes such as survival until discharge from an ICU.

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