Risk of myocardial contusion in cardiac arrest patients resuscitated with mechanical chest compression device.

Štěchovský C, Hájek P, Cipro Š, Veselka J. International Journal of Cardiology. 2015 Mar 1;182:50–1. doi: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2014.12.059. Epub 2014 Dec 23. IF: 4.036

MUDr. Cyril Štěchovský

MUDr. Cyril Štěchovský, Department of Cardiology


There is evidence suggesting that the ability to achieve return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) with mechanical chest compression devices (mCCD) is significantly improved when compared with manual chest compressions [1]. Another important advantage of mCCD is uninterrupted chest compressions during coronary intervention in catheterization laboratory. However, the benefit of mCCD has not been confirmed yet in randomized controlled trials (RCT) [1–4]. The aim of the study was to evaluate the use of a mCCD in patients who suffered from circulatory arrest requiring prolonged resuscitation.


Published: 21. 9. 2016 / Last update: 21. 9. 2016 / Responsible person: Mgr. Ing. Tereza Kůstková