Jul 28, 2009

Increase in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest attended by the medical mobile intensive care units, but not myocardial infarction, during the 2003 heat wave in Paris, France

Critical Care Medicine
Jean-Philippe EmpanaX Jouven

Abstract

To address the association between the 2003 heat wave in Paris (France) and the occurrence of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. : An analysis of the interventions of the medical mobile intensive care units of the City of Paris for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and prehospital myocardial infarctions, which were routinely and prospectively computerized from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2005. City of Paris, France. Participants were consecutive victims of witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest due to heart disease and of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) aged >or=18 yrs, who were attended by the medical mobile intensive care units (MICUs) of the City of Paris from January 1, 2000, to December 31, 2005. None. The numbers of out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and of STEMIs during the 2003 heat wave period (August 1 to August 14) were compared (Poisson regression analysis) with the respective average numbers during the same period in reference years 2000-2002 and 2004-2005 when there was no heat wave. Mean ages of the 3049 patients experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and the 2767 patients experiencing STEMI attended by the MICUs during the study period were 64.3 +/- 18.0 and 65.2 +/- 15.4, respectively, and...Continue Reading

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Mobile Health Vans
Myocardial Infarction
Intensive Care Unit
Specialty Type - Intensive Care
Regression Analysis
Heart Diseases
Extreme Heat
Sudden Cardiac Death
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Cardiac Arrest

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