Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest surveillance --- Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES), United States, October 1, 2005--December 31, 2010.

@article{McNally2011OutofhospitalCA,
  title={Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest surveillance --- Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES), United States, October 1, 2005--December 31, 2010.},
  author={Bryan F. McNally and Rachel Robb and Monica Mehta and Kimberly M. Vellano and Amy L. Valderrama and Paula W. Yoon and Comilla Sasson and Allison J Crouch and Amanda Bray Perez and Robert Merritt and Arthur Kellermann},
  journal={Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries},
  year={2011},
  volume={60 8},
  pages={1-19}
}
PROBLEM/CONDITION Each year, approximately 300,000 persons in the United States experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA); approximately 92% of persons who experience an OHCA event die. An OHCA is defined as cessation of cardiac mechanical activity that occurs outside of the hospital setting and is confirmed by the absence of signs of circulation. Whereas an OHCA can occur from noncardiac causes (i.e., trauma, drowning, overdose, asphyxia, electrocution, primary respiratory arrests… CONTINUE READING
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