Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival in rural Northwest Ireland: 17 years' experience.

@article{Masterson2011OutofhospitalCA,
  title={Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) survival in rural Northwest Ireland: 17 years' experience.},
  author={Siobh{\'a}n Masterson and Peter C. Wright and John Dowling and David Swann and Gerard Bury and Andrew W. Murphy},
  journal={Emergency medicine journal : EMJ},
  year={2011},
  volume={28 5},
  pages={437-8}
}
SAVES, the name used to describe a register of survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), was established in rural Northwest Ireland in 1992. From 1992 to 2008, 80 survivors were identified (population 239,000 (2006)). Most incidents were witnessed (69/70) and all were in shockable rhythm at the time of first rhythm analysis (66/66). Of 66 patients who could be traced, 46 were alive in December 2008. Average survival rates appeared to increase over the lifetime of the database. SAVES… CONTINUE READING