Association between postresuscitation partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and neurological outcome in patients with post-cardiac arrest syndrome.

@article{Roberts2013AssociationBP,
  title={Association between postresuscitation partial pressure of arterial carbon dioxide and neurological outcome in patients with post-cardiac arrest syndrome.},
  author={Brian W. Roberts and J Hope Kilgannon and Michael E. Chansky and Neil Mittal and Jonathan Wooden and Stephen W Trzeciak},
  journal={Circulation},
  year={2013},
  volume={127 21},
  pages={2107-13}
}
BACKGROUND Partial pressure of arterial CO2 (Paco(2)) is a regulator of cerebral blood flow after brain injury. Recent guidelines for the management of cardiac arrest recommend maintaining Paco(2) at 40 to 45 mm Hg after successful resuscitation; however, there is a paucity of data on the prevalence of Paco(2) derangements during the post-cardiac arrest period and its association with outcome. METHODS AND RESULTS We analyzed a prospectively compiled and maintained cardiac arrest registry at a… CONTINUE READING