How effective is active chest compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ACDR CPR) in adults with cardiac arrest?
Eight studies were in out-of-hospital settings, one was set in-hospital only and one had both in-hospital and out-ofhospital components. Assessment of neurological outcomes was limited, and few participants had neurological damage
During standard CPR for cardiac arrest, the chest is compressed manually and repeatedly by hand. During standard CPR the chest is not manually decompressed. ACDR CPR uses a hand-held suction device, applied midsternum, to compress the chest then actively decompress the chest after each compression.