Incidence and outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with public-access defibrillation. A descriptive epidemiological study in a large urban community.

@article{Sasaki2011IncidenceAO,
  title={Incidence and outcome of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with public-access defibrillation. A descriptive epidemiological study in a large urban community.},
  author={Mie Sasaki and Taku Iwami and Tetsuhisa Kitamura and Shinichi Nomoto and Chika Nishiyama and Tomohiko Sakai and Kayo Tanigawa and Kentaro Kajino and Taro Irisawa and Tatsuya Nishiuchi and Sumito Hayashida and Atsushi Hiraide and Takashi Kawamura},
  journal={Circulation journal : official journal of the Japanese Circulation Society},
  year={2011},
  volume={75 12},
  pages={2821-6}
}
BACKGROUND Detailed characteristics of those who experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) with public-access defibrillation (PAD) are unknown. METHODS AND RESULTS A prospective, population-based observational study involving consecutive OHCA patients with emergency responder resuscitation attempts was conducted from July 1, 2004 through December 31, 2008 in Osaka City. We extracted data for OHCA patients shocked by a public-access automated external defibrillator (AED) and… CONTINUE READING

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