What is the quality of life for survivors of cardiac arrest? A prospective study.

  title={What is the quality of life for survivors of cardiac arrest? A prospective study.},
  author={Graham Nichol and Ian G Stiell and Paul C. H{\'e}bert and George A Wells and Katherine L. Vandemheen and Andreas Laupacis},
  journal={Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine},
  volume={6 2},
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the quality of life of survivors of in-hospital and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, and to correlate quality of life with clinically important parameters. METHODS Cohort followed at least six months after hospital discharge. Eligible patients had survived to hospital discharge after sudden cardiac arrest in 1) EDs, wards, and intensive care units of five university hospitals and 2) all locations outside hospitals in two midsized cities. Of 126 patients discharged alive… CONTINUE READING


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