Cardiopulmonary resuscitation alone vs. cardiopulmonary resuscitation plus automated external defibrillator use by non-healthcare professionals: a meta-analysis on 1583 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

@article{Sanna2008CardiopulmonaryRA,
  title={Cardiopulmonary resuscitation alone vs. cardiopulmonary resuscitation plus automated external defibrillator use by non-healthcare professionals: a meta-analysis on 1583 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.},
  author={Tommaso Sanna and Giuseppe La Torre and Chiara de Waure and Andrea Scapigliati and Walter Ricciardi and Antonio Dello Russo and Gemma Pelargonio and Michela Casella and Fulvio Bellocci},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2008},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={226-32}
}
BACKGROUND Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) accounts for 250.000-350.000 sudden cardiac deaths per year in the United States. The availability of automated external defibrillators (AEDs) promoted the implementation of public access defibrillation programs based on out-of-hospital early defibrillation by non-healthcare professionals. AIM OF THE STUDY To perform a systematic review and a meta-analysis of the pooled effect of studies comparing the outcome of pts receiving cardiopulmonary… CONTINUE READING
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