Evolution of Survival in Cardiac Arrest with Age in Elderly Patients: Is Resuscitation a Dead End?

@article{Segal2018EvolutionOS,
  title={Evolution of Survival in Cardiac Arrest with Age in Elderly Patients: Is Resuscitation a Dead End?},
  author={Nicolas Segal and Christophe di Pomp{\'e}o and Jos{\'e}phine Escutnaire and Eric Wiel and Cyrielle Dumont and Laurent Castra and Karim Tazarourte and Carlos El Khoury and P. Y. Gueugniaud and Herv{\'e} Hubert},
  journal={The Journal of emergency medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={54 3},
  pages={
          295-301
        }
}
BACKGROUND Even if age is not considered the key prognostic factor for survival in cardiac arrest (CA), some studies question whether cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the elderly could be futile. OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to describe differences in out-of-hospital CA survival rates according to age stratification based on the French National CA registry (RéAC). The second objective was to analyze the differences in resuscitation interventions according to age. METHODS We… CONTINUE READING
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