Resuscitation from out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation: 4 years follow-up.

  title={Resuscitation from out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation: 4 years follow-up.},
  author={Leonard A. Cobb and R S Baum and Hortensia {\'A}lvarez and W A Schaffer},
  volume={52 6 Suppl},
In 51 months, 234 patients with out-of-hospital ventricular fibrillation (VF) were successfully resuscitated, hospitalized, and discharged home. Patients surviving an episode of primary ventricular fibrillation, that is, VF not associated with acute myocardial infarction, showed a 2-year mortality rate greater than three times that of survivors from VF associated with acute transmural infarction. Recurrent out-of-hospital VF was common, and a pattern of early recurrence was noted, with a median… CONTINUE READING

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