Funding for this research was provided by:
Stryker/Jolife AB (NA)
Received: 22 February 2019
Accepted: 17 May 2019
First Online: 3 June 2019
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: This study has been performed under the approval from the Swedish Ethical Review Authority at Lund University (approval number: 667/2009). Both verbal and written information and consent were given and taken from the surviving patients. If the patient did not survive the event, verbal and written information and consent were given and taken from the closest relative. Written consent to use the data was thus given from all patients in this study.
: The approval from the Swedish Ethical Review Authority at Lund University (approval number: 667/2009), included a consent for publication and each patient or relative has approved this in their signed written consent.
: Bjarne Madsen Hardig was earlier employed by Physio-Control/Lund, a part of Stryker, the manufacturer producing the LUCAS chest compression device. Karl B Kern is a compensated member of the Science Advisory Board for Physio-Control, now a part of Stryker, and has received investigator-initiated grant funding from Physio-Control. Henrik Wagner has received lecture fees from Jolife AB Sweden.