Search Tag: in-hospital cardiac arrest

ICU Management

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

ICU Management

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in COVID-19 Patients Experiencing In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2021 25 Jan

COVID-19 continues to infect people across the globe, and the United States continues to be one of the most affected regions in the world. Coronavirus primarily affects the respiratory system through angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) 2 receptor on host cells. It also affects other systems because ACE2 is present in the heart, GI tract and kidneys. Infection... Read more

ICU Management

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

Cardiology Management

Quality of Care for In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

2016 26 Feb

According to a study published in JAMA Cardiology , there is significant variation among U.S. hospitals with respect to adherence to recommended care after an in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). The study shows survival rates are much higher when hospitals adhere to these recommendations.  Approximately 200,000 patients are treated for IHCA annually... Read more