Mechanical devices for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

  title={Mechanical devices for cardiopulmonary resuscitation.},
  author={Jane G Wigginton and S Marshal Isaacs and Joseph J Kay},
  journal={Current opinion in critical care},
  volume={13 3},
PURPOSE OF REVIEW The most current practice guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation published by the American Heart Association and European Resuscitation Council have placed the highest priority on achieving the most optimal circulation possible following sudden cardiac arrest through the delivery of early, consistent, high-quality and infrequently interrupted chest compressions during resuscitative efforts. The purpose of this review is to analyze the most recent trials involving adjunct… CONTINUE READING