A randomized comparison of mechanical vs manual compressions for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) shows no advantage for mechanical CPR on 30-day survival.

“On the basis of ours and other recent randomized trials . . . the evidence available suggests [mechanical CPR] does not improve survival,” lead author Dr Gavin D. Perkins, Warwick Clinical Trials Unit, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK, concluded.