Effect of Automated External Defibrillator Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Protocol on Outcome From Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - DEFI 2005


The goal of the trial was to evaluate two automated external defibrillator (AED) protocols among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to ventricular fibrillation. The control protocol was based on the Guidelines 2000, which limited cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to less than 50% of AED connection time. The study protocol featured more CPR due to elimination of stacked shocks and less rhythm analysis.