Early cardiac catheterization is associated with improved survival in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest without STEMI.

@article{Hollenbeck2014EarlyCC,
  title={Early cardiac catheterization is associated with improved survival in comatose survivors of cardiac arrest without STEMI.},
  author={Ryan D Hollenbeck and John A. McPherson and Michael R. Mooney and Barbara T. Unger and Nainesh C Patel and Paul W. McMullan and Chiu-Hsieh Hsu and David B. Seder and Karl B. Kern},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={88-95}
}
AIM To determine if early cardiac catheterization (CC) is associated with improved survival in comatose patients who are resuscitated after cardiac arrest when electrocardiographic evidence of ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is absent. METHODS We conducted a retrospective observational study of a prospective cohort of 754 consecutive comatose patients treated with therapeutic hypothermia (TH) following cardiac arrest. RESULTS A total of 269 (35.7%) patients had cardiac arrest due… CONTINUE READING
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