Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Predictors of Survival

@inproceedings{Kim2016ExtracorporealCR,
  title={Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Predictors of Survival},
  author={Dong Hee Kim and Joon Bum Kim and Sung-Ho Jung and Suk Jung Choo and Cheol Hyun Chung and Jae Won Lee},
  booktitle={The Korean journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND The use of extracorporeal life support (ECLS) in the setting of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has shown improved outcomes compared with conventional CPR. The aim of this study was to determine factors predictive of survival in extracorporeal CPR (E-CPR). METHODS Consecutive 85 adult patients (median age, 59 years; range, 18 to 85 years; 56 males) who underwent E-CPR from May 2005 to December 2012 were evaluated. RESULTS Causes of arrest were cardiogenic in 62 patients (72.9… CONTINUE READING
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