Feb 27, 2014

Post-resuscitation care for survivors of cardiac arrest

Indian Heart Journal
Ashvarya ManglaSaurabh Gupta

Abstract

Cardiac arrest can occur following a myriad of clinical conditions. With advancement of medical science and improvements in Emergency Medical Services systems, the rate of return of spontaneous circulation for patients who suffer an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) continues to increase. Managing these patients is challenging and requires a structured approach including stabilization of cardiopulmonary status, early consideration of neuroprotective strategies, identifying and managing the etiology of arrest and initiating treatment to prevent recurrence. This requires a closely coordinated multidisciplinary team effort. In this article, we will review the initial management of survivors of OHCA, highlighting advances and ongoing controversies.

Mentioned in this Paper

Medicine
Emergency Care
Recurrent Malignant Neoplasm
Basic Cardiac Life Support
Etiology
Long-Term Survivors
Recurrence (Disease Attribute)
Physical Examinations and Diagnoses
Cardiopulmonary
Mild Hypothermia, Induced

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