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Return of spontaneous circulation after cardiac arrest using mechanical chest compressions with the Lund Cardiac Arrest System compared with manual chest compressions
© BioMed Central Ltd 2008
- Published: 13 March 2008
- Logistic Regression Model
- Cardiac Arrest
- Historical Control
- Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
Experimental studies have shown improved organ perfusion with mechanical chest compression with the Lund Cardiac Arrest System (LUCAS) compared with conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Few data exist on the effects on clinical outcome. From September 2006 onwards, all out-of-hospital resuscitations for cardiac arrest in the Leiden area were performed using the LUCAS in combination with continuous flow insufflations of oxygen (CFI). We studied the effect of the LUCAS-CFI on the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) on arrival at the hospital compared with conventional CPR.
From January 2007 to September 2007, data on ROSC on arrival at the hospital were collected prospectively, and were compared with historical controls, manual CPR, for January 2006–September 2006. Only patients with primary cardiac disease (ischemia or arrhythmias) were included in the analysis. Groups were compared using the chi-square test and the Mann–Whitney test. Potential confounders of the effect of the LUCAS on ROSC were tested in a univariate logistic regression model. In a multivariate logistic regression model, the effect of LUCAS was tested, corrected for confounders.
Ventricle fibrillation (%)
Arrival time (min)
Bystander CPR (%)
We found no significant difference in ROSC between LUCAS-CPR compared with conventional CPR by manual chest compressions.
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