Refractory cardiac arrest treated with mechanical CPR, hypothermia, ECMO and early reperfusion (the CHEER trial).

@article{Stub2015RefractoryCA,
  title={Refractory cardiac arrest treated with mechanical CPR, hypothermia, ECMO and early reperfusion (the CHEER trial).},
  author={Dion Stub and Stephen Bernard and Vincent Pellegrino and Karen Smith and Tony L. Walker and Jayne Sheldrake and Lisen Emma Hockings and James Shaw and Stephen J Duffy and Aidan J C Burrell and Peter Alistair Cameron and De Villiers Smit and David M. Kaye},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2015},
  volume={86},
  pages={88-94}
}
INTRODUCTION Many patients who suffer cardiac arrest do not respond to standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation. There is growing interest in utilizing veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation assisted cardiopulmonary resuscitation (E-CPR) in the management of refractory cardiac arrest. We describe our preliminary experiences in establishing an E-CPR program for refractory cardiac arrest in Melbourne, Australia. METHODS The CHEER trial (mechanical CPR, Hypothermia, ECMO and Early… CONTINUE READING
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