Archive

Tag: OHCA

External Validation of Pittsburgh Cardiac Arrest Category (PCAC) Illness Severity Score

Background Information: Multiple illness severity scores have been developed for use after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA). Unfortunately, these rely on information that is not immediately available to providers in the early hours following return of …

Read More
CardiovascularNeurologyResuscitation

Effect of Intra-Arrest Transport and eCPR on Neurologic Outcomes in Refractory OHCA

Background Information: Refractory out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is defined as prolonged cardiac arrest and cardiac arrest without return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). In addition to an already morbid condition, the chances of these patients surviving drops below 5% …

Read More
CardiovascularNeurologyResuscitation

REBEL Cast Ep106: The COCA Trial – Calcium in Cardiac Arrest

Background: The utility of pharmacological interventions for patients with OHCA are rather limited with no robust evidence that they improve outcomes.  Calcium, one of the pharmacological options has both inotropic and vasopressor effects. Additionally, calcium plays an important role in …

Read More
Resuscitation

REBEL Cast Ep101: The TOMAHAWK Trial – Angiography after OHCA without STEMI

Background: The clinical importance of immediate coronary angiography after out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) without STEMI continues to be debated. A systematic review and meta-analysis published in 2016 suggested that this set of patients has a high likelihood of …

Read More
CardiovascularResuscitation

In the Pipeline: Head Up CPR in OHCA?

Background: Head up (HUP) CPR is an emerging concept.  The theory behind HUP is it allows for venous blood to drain from the brain to the heart thereby decreasing intracranial pressure and lowering the arterial/venous pressure waves which concuss the brain …

Read More
Resuscitation

Sponsored

0