Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, March 19th, 2006
Cardiologists in California conducted a study "to determine the potential efficacy of an automated device with a load-distributing band (AutoPulse, Revivant Corporation) in improving neurologically intact survival after cardiac arrest."
"Forty-four swine (18-23 kg)" from a university animal laboratory were used, according to F. Ikeno and coauthors at Stanford University. "Eight minutes after induction of untreated ventricular fibrillation, pigs were randomized to AutoPulse-CPR (A-CPR, n=22), conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation...
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