[Editorial] Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: current concepts

Myat, Aung, Song, Kyoung-Jun and Rea, Thomas (2018) [Editorial] Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: current concepts. Lancet, 391 (10124). pp. 970-979. ISSN 0140-6736

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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of global mortality. Regional variations in reporting frameworks and survival mean the exact burden of OHCA to public health is unknown. Nevertheless, overall prognosis and neurological outcome are relatively poor following OHCA and have remained almost static for the past three decades. In this Series paper, we explore the aetiology of OHCA. Coronary artery disease remains the predominant cause, but there is a diverse range of other potential cardiac and non-cardiac causes to be aware of. Additionally, we describe how investigators and key stakeholders in resuscitation science have formulated specific Utstein data element domains in an attempt to standardise the definitions and outcomes reported in OHCA research so that management pathways can be improved. Finally, we identify the predictors of survival after OHCA and what primary and secondary prevention strategies can be instigated to mitigate the devastating sequelae of this growing public health issue.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Brighton and Sussex Medical School
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Depositing User: Lisa McLaren
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2018 08:37
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2018 13:45
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/76894
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