Load distributing band device for mechanical chest compressions: An Utstein-categories based analysis of survival to hospital discharge.


Division of Cardiology, Fondazione IRCCS Policlinico San Matteo, Pavia, Italy. Electronic address: [Email]


The role of load distributing band device (LDB, AutoPulse®, Zoll Medical Corporation, Chelmsford, MA, USA) in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest is still a matter of debate, with few studies reaching conflicting results available in literature. We sought to assess whether the use of the LBD device could affect survival to hospital discharge in the different Utstein categories.

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