i-gel® from Intersurgical: clinical evidence listing

A comprehensive list of all known published clinical evidence on the device

Improved patient survival using a modified resuscitation protocol for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Garza AG, Gratton MC, Salomone JA, Lindholm D, McElroy J, Archer R. Circulation 2009; 119(19): 2597-605

A retrospective observational cohort study reviewing all adult primary ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia cardiac arrests before and after protocol changes in the Emergency Medical System in Kansas City in the USA. Survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of presumed cardiac origin improved from 7.5% to 13.9%, and survival to hospital discharge increased from an unadjusted rate of 22.4% to 43.9%. Authors confirm that the protocol changes optimising chest compressions with reduced disruptions improved return of spontaneous circulation and survival to discharge in their patients.

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