Tom P. Aufderheide

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BACKGROUND Active compression-decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) with decreased intrathoracic pressure in the decompression phase can lead to improved haemodynamics compared with standard CPR. We aimed to assess effectiveness and safety of this intervention on survival with favourable neurological function after out-of-hospital cardiac(More)
The "2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care" increased the focus on methods to ensure that high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is performed in all resuscitation attempts. There are 5 critical components of high-quality CPR: minimize interruptions in chest compressions,(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to assess the effectiveness of contemporary automatic external defibrillator (AED) use. BACKGROUND In the PAD (Public Access Defibrillation) trial, survival was doubled by focused training of lay volunteers to use an AED in high-risk public settings. METHODS We performed a population-based cohort study of persons(More)
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest continues to be an important public health problem, with large and important regional variations in outcomes. Survival rates vary widely among patients treated with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest by emergency medical services and among patients transported to the hospital after return of spontaneous circulation. Most regions(More)
OBJECTIVES Animal and human studies support mild therapeutic hypothermia as an effective means of preventing brain injury in comatose patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest. However, there is little clinical experience with predicting neurologic outcome in this patient population. We present 4 comatose patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest treated(More)
BACKGROUND In 2015, the Minnesota Resuscitation Consortium (MRC) implemented an advanced perfusion and reperfusion life support strategy designed to improve outcome for patients with out-of-hospital refractory ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT). We report the outcomes of the initial 3-month period of operations. METHODS AND RESULTS(More)
  • Meaney Pa, Bobrow Bj, Mancini Me, J Christenson, Caen Ar, Bhanji F +21 others
  • 2013
417 W orldwide, there are >135 million cardiovascular deaths each year, and the prevalence of coronary heart disease is increasing. 1 Globally, the incidence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest ranges from 20 to 140 per 100 000 people, and survival ranges from 2% to 11%. 2 In the United States, >500 000 children and adults experience a cardiac arrest, and(More)
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