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Correspondence: Dr Leong Siew Hon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Mechanical devices for cardiopulmonary resuscitation have been in use for decades. Significant advances in the understanding of cardiac arrest physiology have led to improvements and new devices. Piston, load distribution band, active compression decompression and the impedance threshold device are discussed.
Keywords: active compression decompression, impedance threshold device, load distribution band, mechanical CPR, piston compression
Singapore Med J 2011; 52(8): 592-595