Search Tag: cardiac arrest

Contrast Agent Pooling on CT Predicts Imminent Heart Attack

2022 20 May

Researchers in New Taipei City, Taiwan, recently published evidence in  BMC Emergency Medicine  showing that venous pooling of contrast agent (CAP) predicted an imminent cardiac arrest.   The study evaluated all emergency department patients from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2018 who received contrast computed tomography and then experienced cardiac... Read more

ERC-ESICM Guidelines on Temperature Control After Cardiac Arrest

2022 08 Feb

The European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) have released new guidelines on temperature control after cardiac arrest in adults.   The term Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) is used to describe temperature control after cardiac arrest. However, recently the Advanced Life Support (ALS) Task... Read more

Resuscitation Science Symposium

2021 12 Nov

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Euro2020: Christian Eriksen Collapses Due to Cardiac Arrest

2021 14 Jun

Christian Eriksen, a 29-year-old football player for Denmark, recently collapsed in front of tens of thousands of spectators during the Euro2020 match between Denmark and Finland. Doctors have confirmed that he suffered cardiac arrest and was revived with an electrical shock.   According to preliminary reports, Eriksen’s heart stopped beating. However,... Read more

The London Trauma Conference 2022

2022 10 May

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Cardiac Arrest in COVID-19 - Characteristics and Outcomes

2021 23 Feb

A recent report evaluates the characteristics and outcomes among cardiac arrest cases with COVID-19 and the differences between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) and in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) during the pre-pandemic and the pandemic period. Several reports demonstrate an increased risk of OHCA during the pandemic. A study from Paris... Read more

Sudden Cardiac Arrest More Often Fatal in People with COVID-19

2021 08 Feb

Findings from a new survey published in the European Heart Journal show that sudden cardiac arrest is more often fatal in people with COVID-19. These results should be a wake-up call for the public as well as care providers.  The survey covered 3026 cases of sudden cardiac arrest reported to the Swedish Registry for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation... Read more

Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest - Long-term Outcomes and their Predictors

2020 24 Nov

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) are associated with very high rates of mortality and poor cognitive outcome. This paper reviews long-term outcomes post OHCA and the pre-hospitalisation factors that predict them. Introduction Cardiac arrest is among the most common health emergencies worldwide, suffered by over a half million... Read more

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