Automated continuous chest compression for in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation of patients with pulseless electrical activity: A report of five cases

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Of patients with in-hospital cardiac arrest, those with pulseless electrical activity ( PEA) have the worst outcome. Especially in these patients effective chest compressions according to the guidelines may be the key strategy to improve survival. Recently, a novel automatic mechanical chest compression device (LUCAS-CPR) has been shown to ensure effective continuous compressions without interruption during transport, diagnostic procedures and in the catheter laboratory, and may thus significantly improve outcome after resuscitation of in-hospital cardiac arrest. We report here on the first five well documented cases of in-hospital resuscitation of PEA using the LUCAS-CPR compression device. (C) 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.


  • Hendrik Bonnemeier
  • Göran Olivecrona
  • Gregor Simonis
  • Matthias Götberg
  • Gunther Weitz
  • Peter Iblher
  • Ivana Gerling
  • Heribert Schunkert
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems


  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Mechanical chest compression device, Pulseless electrical activity
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E39-E50
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009
Publication categoryResearch