Objective- It is known that recovery from neurologic damage takes 6-12 months. However, most studies on out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) use the Overall Performance Category (OPC)/Cerebral Performance Category (CPC) as outcome at discharge from hospital. We studied the neurocognitive functioning and level of independence (LoI) of patients (pts) 6-12 months after OHCA and compared the results with the OPC/CPC at discharge.. Materials and methods- The study population comprises all pts (,18 year) who survived 6-12 months after OHCA from mid-2010 to mid-2011. Pts were interviewed by telephone with questionnaires validated for telephonic application. We used a validated cut-off score. Neurocognitive functioning was measured with the Telephonic Interview Cognitive Status (TICS) and LoI with the Modified Rankin Scale (MRS). If needed, the IQ-code was used as proxy-questionnaire to measure the neurocognitive functioning of the pt. Neurological outcome at discharge was assessed from hospital ...
Methods and Results-Between 2000 and 2009, we identified children (,18 years of age) with an in-hospital cardiac arrest at hospitals with ,3 years of participation and ,5 cases annually within the national Get With The Guidelines-Resuscitation registry. Multivariable logistic regression was used to examine temporal trends in survival to discharge. We also explored whether trends in survival were attributable to improvement in acute resuscitation or postresuscitation care and examined trends in neurological disability among survivors. Among 1031 children at 12 hospitals, the initial cardiac arrest rhythm was asystole and pulseless electrical activity in 874 children (84.8%) and ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia in 157 children (15.2%), with an increase in cardiac arrests due to pulseless electrical activity over time (P for trend ,0.001). Risk-adjusted rates of survival to discharge increased from 14.3% in 2000 to 43.4% in 2009 (adjusted rate ratio per year, 1.08; 95% ...
Transthoracic cardiac stimulation therapies provide for detection and treatment of cardiac asystole subsequent to delivery of a defibrillation therapy. A pacing therapy is transthoracicly delivered to terminate detected cardiac asystole using residual energy from a defibrillation energy storage source. The residual energy usable for the pacing therapy is sufficient to transthoracicly deliver at least one pacing pulse, and is typically sufficient to deliver a series of pacing pulses, prior to depletion of the defibrillation energy storage source. Detection of cardiac asystole is performed following delivery of each pacing pulse, and subcutaneous pacing support is terminated in response to detecting cardiac asystole termination.
Transthoracic cardiac stimulation therapies provide for detection and treatment of cardiac asystole subsequent to delivery of a defibrillation therapy. A pacing therapy is transthoracicly delivered to terminate detected cardiac asystole using residual energy from a defibrillation energy storage source. The residual energy usable for the pacing therapy is sufficient to transthoracicly deliver at least one pacing pulse, and is typically sufficient to deliver a series of pacing pulses, prior to depletion of the defibrillation energy storage source. Detection of cardiac asystole is performed following delivery of each pacing pulse, and subcutaneous pacing support is terminated in response to detecting cardiac asystole termination.
Publication date: Available online 14 September 2019Source: Nitric OxideAuthor(s): Thomas Uray, Philip E. Empey, Tomas Drabek, Jason P. Stezoski, Keri Janesko-Feldman, Travis Jackson, Robert H. Garman, Francis Kim, Patrick M. Kochanek, Cameron DezfulianAbstractIntroductionBesides therapeutic hypothermia or targeted temperature management no novel therapies have been developed to improve outcomes o...
TY - JOUR. T1 - A standardized code blue team eliminates variable survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest. AU - Qureshi, Sultana. AU - Ahern, Terence. AU - O'Shea, Ryan. AU - Hatch, Lorien. AU - Henderson, Sean O.. PY - 2012/1. Y1 - 2012/1. N2 - Background: Recent studies suggest that time of day affects survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest. Lower survival rates are observed during nights and on weekends, except in areas with consistent physician care, such as the Emergency Department. Since 1997, our hospital has utilized a standard, hospital-wide "Code Blue Team" (CBT) to respond to cardiac arrests at any time. This team is always led by an emergency physician, and includes specially trained nurses. Objective: To assess if time of day or week affects survival from in-hospital cardiac arrest when a trained, consistent, emergency physician-led CBT is implemented. Methods: This is an analysis of prospectively collected data on initial survival rates (return of spontaneous circulation ...
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TY - JOUR. T1 - Thermoregulate, autoregulate and ventilate. T2 - Brain-directed critical care for pediatric cardiac arrest. AU - Kurz, Jonathan. AU - Smith, Craig Martin. AU - Wainwright, Mark. PY - 2017/6/1. Y1 - 2017/6/1. N2 - Purpose of review Cardiac arrest in childhood is associated with a high risk for mortality and poor long-term functional outcome. This review discusses the current evidence for neuroprotective therapies and goals for postarrest care in the context of the pathophysiology of hypoxic-ischemic injury, modalities for neurologic prognostication in these children and potential future monitoring paradigms for maximizing cerebral perfusion in the postarrest period. Recent findings The recent publication of the in-hospital and out-of-hospital Therapeutic Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest trials demonstrated a lack of statistically significant benefit for the use of postarrest therapeutic hypothermia. As a result, targeted normothermic temperature management has become standard of ...
Our study showed that the percentage of patients surviving to discharge following cardiopulmonary arrest was higher in summer than winter. Although this difference was significant, the absolute difference in percentages was small. As a result prognosis remained poor even in summer.. A winter peak in CHD mortality has been shown in both northern and southern hemisphere countries.1-6 In England, this accounts for an additional 20 000 deaths per annum.11 Variations in myocardial infarction admissions and trial recruitment have been cited as evidence that this reflects a seasonal variation in CHD incidence.1 7 8 However, seasonal variations in mortality are greater than those in admission,2 suggesting that case fatality rates may also vary throughout the year. Enquselassie et al showed that CHD events were more likely to be fatal when the temperature was low.4 These findings are supported by the results of our study. The numbers of resuscitation attempts were comparable in summer and winter, but ...
275 patients seen in the emergency department, who were 18 to 75 years of age (median age 59 y, 76% men) and had spontaneous circulation restored after a witnessed cardiac arrest with ventricular fibrillation or nonperfusing ventricular tachycardia as the initial cardiac rhythm; a presumed cardiac origin of the arrest; an estimated interval of 5 to 15 minutes from the collapse to the first attempt at resuscitation by emergency medical personnel; and an interval of ≤ 60 minutes from collapse to restoration of spontaneous circulation. Exclusion criteria included a tympanic-membrane temperature , 30°C on admission and response to verbal commands before randomization. Follow-up was 99% for neurologic outcomes and 100% for mortality ...
In-hospital cardiac arrest carries a grave prognosis, with survival to discharge in the range of 15-20%. Key factors determining outcome include the presenting cardiac rhythm, aetiology, and early initiation of resuscitation. Some cardiac rhythms benefit from defibrillation (shockable rhythms). During resuscitation patients may switch between shockable and non-shockable rhythms, and may show signs of spontaneous circulation temporarily. Depending on rhythm and according to guidelines, patients receive direct current (DC) shocks (defibrillator) and/or i.v. adrenaline, atropine and amiodarone, which may affect state-transitions. We wish to make statistical analysis (time-series analysis, Markov modelling) of these state-transitions and variations in hemodynamic variables during resuscitation, related to CPR interventions and the cause of arrest. The cause of arrest will be determined based on chart records, interview with staff and autopsy if appropriate. One hypothesis is that differences in the ...
Our study has the advantage that it includes all out of hospital cardiac arrests caused by coronary heart disease in the age group studied over a period of nearly two million person years of observation, with necropsy verification in 86% of those who died. Our study needs to be distinguished from those that included only cases in which resuscitation had been attempted or that included arrests not caused by coronary heart disease.8,9,10,11 A limitation of the study is that people aged 76 years or older, an increasing proportion of patients, were excluded. Contemporary data from UK hospitals as recorded by the Myocardial Infarction National Audit Project (MINAP) show that nearly one third of hospital patients with acute myocardial infarction and one quarter of survivors of arrest in hospital are now over 75 years old.14) Similar figures for arrests occurring outside hospital in busy public places are provided by the UK government led programme for rapid access defibrillation.6,7 In nearly 700 ...
A cohort study of more than 100,000 patients suffering in-hospital cardiac arrest showed greater survival gains among black patients than whites.
(HealthDay)-A new study finds that survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest improved substantially from 2000 to 2009 in U.S. medical centers, probably because established guidelines were followed.
A large family describes episodes in affected individuals of excruciating rectal pain, flushing of the buttocks and legs, ocular pain, flushing of the eyelids, and periorbital skin, and submaxillary pain. Tonic atacks with bradycardia in infancy and apnea and cardiac asystole with these tonic nonepileptic seizures may be part of the syndrome. The onset may even be in utero. Newborns may be stiff and red. The precipitant for the first attack is usually defecation. Other triggers might include bathing, sudden loud noises, feeding and perineal toilet, cold , wind, eating and emotion. Painful attacks can be divided into rectal, ocular and jaw. However, pain is not restricted to these sites. Flushing is a constant feature and accompanies pain in younger individuals. The pain starts as an itch like pain then burning lancinate, stabbing, and becomes unbearable, the worst pain imaginable. Flushes may be geographic but not always. "Harlequin" color changes are common but not universal and may affect half ...
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... (med) n inability of the heart to empty itself - Also asystolism [Origin from Greek a- (privative), and systole contraction] Chambers, 1998 (FYI its pronounced like "a(h)-SIS-toe-lee ...
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Do you believe in full bore medicine? (hat tip to SMACCdub for that line) This paper puts those thoughts under the microscope a bit, and challenges us to think ahead and be prepared. They looked at all OHCA from 2006 to 2012 with initial brady/asystolic arrests to determine if they may benefit from pre-hospital pacing,…
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Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) is a course developed by the American Heart Association for the training of health care providers. It emphasizes the knowledge and skills necessary to provide the appropriate early treatment for cardiopulmonary arrest. Additional important areas of emphasis include the proper management of situations likely to lead to cardiac arrest and the stabilization of the patient in the early period following a successful resuscitation. ACLS includes, the use of adjunctive equipment and special techniques for establishing and maintaining effective ventilation and circulation. In addition, this program teaches how to treat the patient with suspected acute myocardial infarction and stroke. Upon successful completion, participants will be granted an ACLS provider card through the American Heart Association. Provider status is valid for two years, and a renewal course is required to remain an ACLS provider.. ...
The Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) New Provider Course is designed for healthcare providers who either direct or participate in the management of cardiopulmonary arrest or other cardiovascular emergencies (ACLS Instructor Manual, 2015). The ACLS course is taught over 2 days. You must have a current BLS Provider Card to take this course.
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BACKGROUND: While internationally reported survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is improving, much of the increase is being observed in patients presenting to emergency medical services (EMS) in shockable rhythms. The purpose of this study was to assess survival and 12-month functional recovery in patients presenting to EMS in asystole or pulseless electrical activity (PEA).. METHODS: The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry was searched for adult OHCA patients presenting in non-shockable rhythms in Victoria, Australia between 1st July 2003 and 30th June 2013. We excluded patients defibrillated prior to EMS arrival and arrests witnessed by EMS. Twelve-month quality-of-life interviews were conducted on survivors who arrested between 1st January 2010 and 31st December 2012. The main outcome measures were survival to hospital discharge and 12-month functional recovery measured by the Extended Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOSE).. RESULTS: A total of 38,378 non-shockable OHCA attended ...
The survival to discharge rate after unwitnessed, non-cardiac out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is dismal. We report the successful use of therapeutic hypothermia in a 26-year old woman with OHCA due to intentional poisoning with heroin, amphetamine and insulin. The cardiac arrest was not witnessed, no bystander CPR was initiated, the time interval from the call to ambulance arrival was 9 minutes and the initial cardiac rhythm was asystole. Eight minutes of advanced cardiac life support resulted in ROSC. Upon hospital admission, the patients pupils were dilated. Her arterial lactate was 17 mmol/l, base excess -20, pH 6.9 and serum glucose 0.2 mmol/l. During the first 24 hours in the ICU, the patient developed maximally dilated pupils not reacting to light and became increasingly haemodynamically unstable, requiring both inotropic support and massive fluid resuscitation. After 1 week in the ICU, however, she made an uneventful recovery with a Cerebral Performance Category of 1 at hospital discharge
The ResQPOD® Impedance Threshold Device (ITD) is a simple, non-invasive device that delivers Intrathoracic Pressure Regulation (IPR) Therapy during basic or advanced life support CPR to improve perfusion.
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Resuscitation after cardiac arrest (CA) in the catheterization laboratory (cath-lab) using mechanical chest compressions (CC) during simultaneous percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) is a strong recommendation in the 2015 European Resuscitation Council (ERC) guidelines. This study aimed at re-evaluating survival to hospital discharge and assess long term outcome in this patient population. Patients presenting at the cath lab with spontaneous circulation, suffering CA and requiring prolonged mechanical CC during cath lab procedures between 2009 and 2013 were included. Circumstances leading to CA, resuscitation parameters and outcomes were evaluated within this cohort. For comparison, patients needing prolonged manual CC in the cath lab in the pre-mechanical CC era were evaluated. Six-month and one year survival with a mechanical CC treatment strategy from 2004 to 2013 was also evaluated. Thirty-two patients were included between 2009 and 2013 (24 ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), 4 non
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TY - JOUR. T1 - External Cardiac Compression. T2 - A Randomized Comparison of Mechanical and Manual Techniques. AU - Taylor, George J.. AU - Rubin, Richard. AU - Tucker, Michael. AU - Greene, H. Leon. AU - Rudikoff, Michael T.. AU - Weisfeldt, Myron L.. PY - 1978/8/18. Y1 - 1978/8/18. N2 - To compare the effectiveness of manual and mechanical chest compression during cardiopulmonary resuscitation, 50 patients who suffered cardiac arrest were randomly allocated to receive manual or mechanical chest compression. Randomization was performed after failure of initial resuscitative measures but within ten minutes after the onset of cardiac arrest (mean, 6.4 ±1.2 min). Ten patients from each group survived longer than one hour following resuscitation. Three from the mechanical group and two from the manual group were eventually able to leave the hospital. Thus mechanical compression appears comparable with manual compression when manual compression is performed under ideal conditions. Mechanical chest ...
Introduction: In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCAs) result in the premature death of ,300K patients annually in the US. IHCA survival rates average 17% and provide an indicator of in-hospital quality of care. Since 2006 outcomes after IHCA were tracked after implementation of the 2005 AHA Guidelines with the exception of therapeutic hypothermia. The IHCA care initiatives, termed high-performance (HP) CPR, included focus on compressions and use of the impedance threshold device (ITD). The ITD (ResQPOD®) increases circulation during HP-CPR by regulating intrathoracic pressure. In an effort to improve outcomes from IHCA, we compared our 5 year experience before and after HP-CPR.. Methods: The study was performed at St. Dominic Hospital in Jackson, Mississippi. Hospital discharge (HD) rates were compared before and after HP-CPR from 681 ICHA patients over five years, using Fishers exact test, odds ratio (OR) and 95% confidence intervals (CI). Only the first IHCA occurring on the wards or in ICU were ...
Søholm et al report on consecutive 2527 attempted resuscitations of out of hospital cardiac arrest in Copenhagen between 2007 and 2011. The authors identify correlates for successful resuscitation attempts. Shockable rhythm, witnessed arrest and public location were associated with increased survival. Cardiac arrest between midnight and 8 am was associated with lower probability of successful…
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OBJECTIVE: Data regarding pediatric in-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) have been limited because of retrospective study designs, small sample sizes, and inconsistent definitions of cardiac arrest and CPR. The purpose of this study was to prospectively describe and evaluate pediatric in-hospital CPR with the international consensus-derived epidemiologic definitions from the Utstein guidelines.. METHODS: All 129 in-hospital CPRs during 12 months at a 122-bed university childrens hospital in Sao Paulo, Brazil, were described and evaluated using Utstein reporting guidelines. These guidelines include standardized descriptions of hospital variables, patient variables, arrest/event variables, and outcome variables. CPR was defined as chest compressions and assisted ventilation provided because of cardiac arrest or because of severe bradycardia with poor perfusion. Outcome variables included sustained return of spontaneous circulation, 24-hour survival, 30-day survival, 1-year survival, ...
A basic life support working group of the European Resuscitation Council was set up in 1991. It was given the objective of producing agreed standards of basic life support to ensure uniform teaching of the techniques to health care professionals and lay people throughout Europe. A common complaint in the past, particularly from members of the public who have received instruction in basic life support, is that different organisations teach different techniques. This problem exists within countries as well as among countries. The European Resuscitation Council presents below its basic life support guidelines, which it hopes will be detailed enough to avoid any ambiguities and to be acceptable for use in all the countries represented by the council. ...
The study was designed to show a better 4-hour survival in the group treated with mechanical chest compressions, and this was not achieved, said lead investigator Sten Rubertsson, MD, PhD.
Design, Setting, and Patients Prospective, randomized controlled trial of consecutive adult patients with out-of-hospital nontraumatic cardiac arrest treated within the emergency medical service system in Oslo, Norway, between May 1, 2003, and April 28, 2008.. Interventions Advanced cardiac life support with intravenous drug administration or ACLS without access to intravenous drug administration.... Results Of 1183 patients for whom resuscitation was attempted, 851 were included; 418 patients were in the ACLS with intravenous drug administration group and 433 were in the ACLS with no access to intravenous drug administration group. The rate of survival to hospital discharge was 10.5% for the intravenous drug administration group and 9.2% for the no intravenous drug administration group (P=.61), 32% vs 21%, respectively, (P less than .001) for hospital admission with return of spontaneous circulation, 9.8% vs 8.1% (P=.45) for survival with favorable neurological outcome, and 10% vs 8% (P=.53) ...
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Non-occlusive colonic ischaemia is a recognized albeit rare entity related to low blood flow within the visceral circulation and in most reported cases the right colon was affected. This is the second case report in the literature of extensive colonic necrosis following cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). A 83-year-old Caucasian woman was admitted to our hospital due to a low energy hip fracture. On her way to the radiology department she sustained a cardiac arrest. CPR started immediately and was successful. A few hours later, the patient developed increasing abdominal distension and severe metabolic acidocis. An abdominal multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) scan was suggestive of intestinal ischaemia. At laparotomy, the terminal ileum was ischaemic and extensive colonic necrosis was found, sparing only the proximal third of the transverse colon. The rectum was also spared. The terminal ileum and the entire colon were resected and an end ileostomy was fashioned. Although the
For Percutaneous Coronary Interventions in the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program ABSTRACT: Published mortality models for percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), including the Clinical Outcomes Assessment Program (COAP) model, have not considered the effect of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The primary objective of this study was to determine if the inclusion of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest altered the COAP mortality model for PCI. The COAP PCI database contains extensive demographic, clinical, procedural and outcome information, including out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, wh
The results are presented of 2 1/2 years of experience of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests who were resuscitated in an accident and emergency department (A&E) attached to an acute district hospital in Hong Kong. Out of 263 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as a result of a variety of causes only seven patients survived (3%) and among the 135 patients with cardiac aetiology only four survived (3%). Ways to improve the outcome for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are discussed.. ...
2016 China CPR expert consensus released - Sohu health recently, the guidance of Chinas comprehensive prevention and control system of cardiac arrest and CPR clinical practice guidelines for action - the 2016 China cardiopulmonary resuscitation expert consensus (hereinafter referred to as consensus) officially released. It is reported that the consensus by the society of China research-oriented hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation study collection of experts in the field of CPR domestic Specialized Committee, CPR international scientific consensus guidelines based on the combination of Chinas national conditions and practice, and recently by the critical care medicine promulgated. China abdomen cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the founder of Chinese research hospital to learn CPR, Specialized Committee chair, Chinese Medical Association branch chairman of the popularization of science, the armed police general hospital emergency medical center director, doctoral tutor Professor Wang ...
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