Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest –Optimal Management

Author(s): Georg M. Frohlich, Richard M Lyon, Comilla Sasson, Tom Crake, Mark Whitbread, Andreas Indermuehle, Adam Timmis, Pascal Meier

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 9 , Issue 4 , 2013

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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has attracted increasing attention over the past years because outcomes have improved impressively lately. The changes for neurological intact outcomes has been poor but several areas have achieved improving survival rates after adjusting their cardiac arrest care. The pre-hospital management is certainly key and decides whether a cardiac arrest patient can be brought back into a spontaneous circulation. However, the whole chain of resuscitation including the in-hospital care have improved also. This review describes aetiologies of OHCA, risk and potential protective factors and recent advances in the pre-hospital and in-hospital management of these patients.

Keywords: Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, resuscitation, sudden cardiac arrest, ventricular fibrillation.

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Year: 2013
Published on: 19 February, 2014
Page: [316 - 324]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/1573403X10666140214121152
Price: $65

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