Survival After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Dimarco, John P.
August 2012
Clinical Cardiology Alert;Aug2012, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p60
The author presents an abstract of a study examining factors linked with long-term survival in a large population of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients who were discharged after their arrest, including therapeutic hypothermia, percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs). Results revealed that both PCI and therapeutic hypothermia produced survival benefits. He is critical of best timing for coronary angiography.


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