Long‐Term Outcomes Among Elderly Survivors of Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest

  title={Long‐Term Outcomes Among Elderly Survivors of Out‐of‐Hospital Cardiac Arrest},
  author={Paul Chan and Bryan F. McNally and Brahmajee K. Nallamothu and Fengming Tang and Bradley G. Hammill and John A Spertus and Lesley H. Curtis},
  booktitle={Journal of the American Heart Association},
BACKGROUND Most studies on out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have focused on immediate survival. However, little is known about long-term outcomes and resource use among survivors. METHODS AND RESULTS Within the national CARES registry, we identified 16 206 adults 65 years or older with an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest between 2005 and 2010. Among 1127 patients who were discharged alive, we evaluated whether 1-year mortality, cumulative readmission incidence, and follow-up inpatient costs… CONTINUE READING


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