Comparison of role of early (less than six hours) to later (more than six hours) or no cardiac catheterization after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

@article{Strote2012ComparisonOR,
  title={Comparison of role of early (less than six hours) to later (more than six hours) or no cardiac catheterization after resuscitation from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.},
  author={Justin A Strote and Charles Maynard and Michele Olsufka and Graham Nichol and Michael K. Copass and Leonard A. Cobb and Francis Y Kim},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={109 4},
  pages={451-4}
}
Despite reports of patients with resuscitated sudden cardiac arrest (rSCA) receiving acute cardiac catheterization, the efficacy of this strategy is largely unknown. We hypothesized that acute cardiac catheterization of patients with rSCA would improve survival to hospital discharge. A retrospective cohort of 240 patients with out-of-hospital rSCA caused by ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation was identified from 11 institutions in Seattle, Washington from 1999 through 2002. Patients were… CONTINUE READING
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