The American Heart Association recommended several strategies for improving patients' survival after in-hospital cardiac arrest in a consensus statement issued last week. ... Establish competency of all hospital staff in recognizing cardiac arrest,
Many physicians use outdated practices to assess the neurological function of patients after cardiac arrest, according to a recent survey of specialists. ... The respondents came from 22 countries, although the majority were in the U.S., and all reported
They noted that research is lacking on IHCA and that most current guidelines are extrapolated from knowledge about out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. ... Establish competency of all hospital staff in recognizing cardiac arrest, performing chest compressions,
Overall, 1,190,860 patients had a hospitalization for cardiac arrest over the study period. ... hospitalized with cardiac arrest in the United States from 2001 to 2009,” the authors wrote.
The second study looked at early administration of epinephrine for inpatients with cardiac arrest and a shockable rhythm. ... Researchers looked at data from 2,978 patients with cardiac arrest at more than 300 U.S.
Factors independently associated with inpatient mortality after acute myocardial infarction included age, heart rate, systolic blood pressure, presentation after cardiac arrest, presentation in cardiogenic shock, presentation in heart failure,
In-hospital adjusted mortality rates were calculated with and without cardiac arrest as a reason for delay in primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). ... At three years and five years, adjusted mortality rates excluding patients with known
This multisite, international trial included 939 adults who were unconscious after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of presumed cardiac cause. ... Based on these results, “decisions about which temperature to target after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Women who undergo cardiac arrest appear to be more likely than men to die in the hospital and less likely to undergo certain interventions, according to a recent study. ... However, in-hospital mortality was higher in women compared to men in the overall
AEDs used in hospitals don't improve cardiac arrest survivalNew rules allow hospital patients to choose who can visit them. ... The association between survival and AED use varied by initial cardiac arrest rhythm.