Prognostic implication of early ejection fraction on long-term mortality and quality of life following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

@article{Khan2004PrognosticIO,
  title={Prognostic implication of early ejection fraction on long-term mortality and quality of life following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.},
  author={Akbar H Khan and Thomas Jared Bunch and Roger D. White and Douglas L. Packer},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={93 8},
  pages={1027-30}
}
In this study of a unique cohort of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors with ventricular fibrillation, the initial ejection fraction was predictive of increased long-term mortality. However, overall long-term quality-of-life was favorable and independent of the ejection fraction.