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Cardiology Management

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

Health Management

Volume 16 - Issue 4, 2016

2016 13 Nov

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ICU Management

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

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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

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Three Criteria Can ID OHCA Patients for Potential Organ Donation

2016 12 Sep

Three objective criteria can be used during the first minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation to identify patients who have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), who have zero chance of survival and can be considered for organ donation, thus potentially saving other lives. Xavier Jouven, Georges Pompidou European Hospital, Paris, and colleagues,... Read more

Cardiology Management

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Can Outcomes Improve?

2016 30 Aug

Patients who experience out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) rarely survive. Only five percent survive, and even fewer (1-3%) survive with no or minimal neurological sequelae. Experts were on hand at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Rome this week to sum up current best practice. Alain Combes, Professor of Intensive Care Medicine, University... Read more

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Study: Delirium High After Therapeutic Hypothermia for Cardiac Arrest

2016 11 Jul

A retrospective study of a small group of patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest found a high prevalence of delirium.The researchers reviewed the medical charts of patients treated in the cardiovascular intensive care unit (ICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tennessee, USA. Of 107 patients who survived... Read more


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