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Categorisation of Survival and Death after Cardiac Arrest

2017 14 Mar

Most cardiac arrest (CA) patients remain comatose post resuscitation, prompting goals-of-care (GOC) conversations. Researchers studying the impact of these conversations on patient outcomes have found that most CA survivors due to family wishes despite poor neurological prognosis die or have poor outcomes at one-year. The findings will be published... Read more

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In-Hospital Cardiac Arrests and Resuscitation

2017 31 Jan

A multi-centre observational study was conducted to report the duration of resuscitation for patients after an in-hospital cardiac arrest as well as to examine the relationship between resuscitation and neurologically intact survival to discharge. See Also: ESA2016: Death by Resuscitation?For the purpose of the study, the authors collated data from... Read more

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Statins Before Cardiac Arrest Improve Survival Odds Afterwards

2016 14 Nov

According to a study presented at the Resuscitation Science Symposium at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2016, patients who have been taking statins have better chances of surviving longer after a cardiac arrest.  See Also: High-Intensity Statin Therapy Linked to Lower Risk of Death Cholesterol-lowering statins are prescribed... Read more

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Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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Therapeutic Hypothermia after OHCA: Wider Use Justified?

2016 25 Oct

A meta-analysis of therapeutic hypothermia (TH) after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) concludes that it is associated with a survival and neuroprotective benefit, even when including patients with non-shockable rhythms, more lenient downtimes, unwitnessed arrest and/or persistent shock after return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).Therapeutic... Read more

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Does OHCA Survival Improve When Docs Attend?

2016 25 Oct

An observational study from Denmark, based on data from the Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry, found an association between prehospital physician-delivered advanced cardiac life support as a supplement to emergency medical services and better 30-day survival. The article, by Annika Hamilton, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Hvidovre Hospital,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Therapeutic Hypothermia Decreases Chances of Survival

2016 10 Oct

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia were less likely to survive to hospital discharge or to favourable neurological survival. This is in contrast to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, where therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve survival... Read more

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Tracheal Intubation after In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children, Significant Survival Difference

2016 05 Oct

An observational study of 2294 patients from a large registry found decreased survival to hospital discharge in paediatric patients who were tracheally intubated during in-hospital cardiac arrest.Lars W. Andersen, MD, MPH, of the Research Center for Emergency Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Denmark, and colleagues, analysed data from the United... Read more

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Therapeutic Hypothermia Associated with Worse Survival in In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 04 Oct

A cohort study of data on 26,183 patients resuscitated from an in-hospital cardiac arrest found that patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia were less likely to survive to hospital discharge or to favourable neurological survival. This is in contrast to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, where therapeutic hypothermia has been shown to improve survival... Read more