Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Use of electrophysiologic testing in the prediction of long-term outcome.

@article{Wilber1988OutofhospitalCA,
  title={Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Use of electrophysiologic testing in the prediction of long-term outcome.},
  author={David J. Wilber and Hasan Garan and Dianne Finkelstein and Eoin C Kelly and John Newell and Brian McGovern and Jeremy N. Ruskin},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1988},
  volume={318 1},
  pages={19-24}
}
We examined the role of electrophysiologic testing in the prediction of long-term outcome in 166 survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest not associated with acute myocardial infarction. Ventricular arrhythmias were inducible in 131 patients (79 percent) at base line and were suppressed by antiarrhythmic drugs or surgery (or both) in 91 of 127 (72 percent). During a median follow-up period of 21 months, cardiac arrest recurred in 29 patients: 11 (12 percent) of the 91 in whom inducible… CONTINUE READING