Cognitive impairment in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

  title={Cognitive impairment in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.},
  author={Anouk P. van Alem and Rien de Vos and Ben A. Schmand and Rudolph Willem Koster},
  journal={American heart journal},
  volume={148 3},
BACKGROUND The huge importance of rapid provision of care, especially early defibrillation, for survival of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is well known. This prospective cohort study investigated cognitive functioning of OHCA survivors in relation to the time-related elements of the resuscitation. METHODS Fifty-seven consecutive survivors, from a cohort of 308 witnessed OHCA patients with ventricular fibrillation as the initial rhythm, underwent extensive neuropsychologic examination… CONTINUE READING
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