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Mechanical cardiopulmonary resuscitation for patients with cardiac arrest.
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PMID:  25215003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: Although modern cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) substantially decreases the mortality induced by cardiac arrest, cardiac arrest still accounts for over 50% of deaths caused by cardiovascular diseases. In this article, we address the current use of mechanical devices during CPR, and also compare the CPR quality between manual and mechanical chest compression.
METHODS: We compared the quality and survival rate between manual and mechanical CPR, and then reviewed the mechanical CPR in special circumstance, such as percutaneous coronary intervention, transportation, and other fields.
RESULTS: Compared with manual compression, mechanical compression can often be done correctly, and thus can compromise survival; can provide high quality chest compressions in a moving ambulance; enhance the flow of blood back to the heart via a rhythmic constriction of the veins; allow ventilation and CPR to be performed simultaneously.
CONCLUSION: Mechanical devices will be widely used in clinical practice so as to improve the quality of CPR in patients with cardiac arrest.
Lei Jiang; Jin-Song Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  2     ISSN:  1920-8642     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2011  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-09-12     Completed Date:  2014-09-12     Revised Date:  2014-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101549691     Medline TA:  World J Emerg Med     Country:  China    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  165-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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