Search Tag: IHCA

ICU Management

Targeted Temperature Management After Cardiac Arrest

2020 11 Jan

Post-anoxic brain damage after cardiac arrest is a complex condition that is managed through targeted temperature management (TTM) as it is currently the only neuroprotective intervention recommended after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). However, experts have raised concerns about the level of evidence supporting this intervention. Two early... Read more

ICU Management

Insights from Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation

2019 15 May

Approximately 200,000 patients suffer from in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) annually in the US, with in-hospital mortality of nearly 80%. Airway management is a critical component of resuscitation care. However, it is unclear whether endotracheal intubation improves patient survival. The process often involves the cessation of chest compressions,... Read more

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In-hospital cardiac arrest and extracorporeal CPR

2017 17 Oct

A new analysis has identified the predictors of survival to discharge in adults resuscitated with extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) following in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). The study findings show that, in adult IHCA treated with ECPR, a shockable initial rhythm, a lower low-flow time, lower blood lactate levels before ECPR start... Read more