This randomized clinical trial compares the effect of hypothermia with vs without xenon on magnetic resonance imaging–assessed white matter damage in comatose patients who had experienced out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Finland.
This epidemiology study uses registry data to investigate the prevalence of bystander- and first responder–initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation in North Carolina and associations with survival after cardiac arrest.
This population epidemiology study uses data from a Japanese national registry to characterize trends in use of chest compression and defibrillation by bystanders and associated rates of neurologically intact survival among patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Rubertsson and coauthors conducted a randomized trial among 2589 patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) to investigate whether use of a mechanical chest compression device improves 4-hour survival compared with manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
To examine temporal changes in bystander resuscitation attempts and survival during a 10-year period in which several national initiatives were taken to increase rates of bystander resuscitation and improve advanced care, Wissenberg and coauthors assessed Danish Cardiac Arrest Registry records from 19 468 patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.