Surgical coronary revascularization and antiarrhythmic therapy in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.

@article{Mangi2002SurgicalCR,
  title={Surgical coronary revascularization and antiarrhythmic therapy in survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.},
  author={Abeel A. Mangi and Theodore J. Boeve and Gus J. Vlahakes and Cary W. Akins and Alan D Hilgenberg and Jeremy N. Ruskin and Brian McGovern and David F. Torchiana},
  journal={The Annals of thoracic surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={74 5},
  pages={1510-6}
}
BACKGROUND Patients who survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are at high risk for recurrent arrest. Coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) confers a survival advantage, but it is unclear whether antiarrhythmic drugs or an implanted defibrillator confer added benefit. This study was designed to determine predictors for further treatment, survival, and therapeutic internal cardiac defibrillator (ICD) discharge in this patient population. METHODS One hundred and eight patients undergoing CABG… CONTINUE READING