A Randomised tRial of Expedited transfer to a cardiac arrest centre for non-ST elevation ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: The ARREST pilot randomised trial.

@article{Patterson2017ART,
  title={A Randomised tRial of Expedited transfer to a cardiac arrest centre for non-ST elevation ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: The ARREST pilot randomised trial.},
  author={Tiffany Patterson and Gavin D Perkins and Jubin P Joseph and Karen Wilson and Laura Van Dyck and Steven Robertson and Hanna Nguyen and Hannah Z R McConkey and Mark Whitbread and Rachael T Fothergill and Joanne Nevett and Miles C. D. Dalby and Roby D. Rakhit and Philip A Maccarthy and Divaka Perera and Jerry P Nolan and Simon Robert Redwood},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2017},
  volume={115},
  pages={185-191}
}
BACKGROUND Wide variation exists in inter-hospital survival from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Regionalisation of care into cardiac arrest centres (CAC) may improve this. We report a pilot randomised trial of expedited transfer to a CAC following OHCA without ST-elevation. The objective was to assess the feasibility of performing a large-scale randomised controlled trial. METHODS Adult witnessed ventricular fibrillation OHCA of presumed cardiac cause were randomised 1:1 to either: (1… CONTINUE READING