Cardiac arrest in Saudi Arabia: a 7-year experience in Riyadh.


All out-of-hospital and Emergency Department (ED) cardiac arrests treated at a tertiary care hospital in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, from 1989 through 1995 were studied. Of patients arresting out-of-hospital, 3.0% received bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), 9.1% had some prehospital CPR, 12.1% were transported via ambulance, and 13.6% had ventricular… (More)