Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation versus conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a prospective observational study.

@article{Sakamoto2014ExtracorporealCR,
  title={Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation versus conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adults with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: a prospective observational study.},
  author={Tetsuya Sakamoto and Naoto Morimura and Ken Nagao and Yasufumi Asai and Hiroyuki Yokota and Satoshi Nara and Mamoru Hase and Yoshio Tahara and Takahiro Atsumi},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2014},
  volume={85 6},
  pages={762-8}
}
BACKGROUND A favorable neurological outcome is likely to be achieved in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients with ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) on the initial electrocardiogram (ECG). However, in patients without pre-hospital restoration of spontaneous circulation despite the initial VF/VT, the outcome is extremely low by conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Extracorporeal CPR (ECPR) may enhance cerebral blood flow and recovery of… CONTINUE READING

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