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Pulmonary Medicine, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Critical Care Medicine

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Heart Arrest, Resuscitation



• An increasing number of patients are resuscitated from out-ofhospital cardiac arrest. Triage to optimal treatment pathways could improve and increase the efficacy of post-resuscition care.

• Despite great variability in etiology, duration, and patterns of injury from cardiac arrest, post-resuscitation treatment guidelines emphasize standard treatments. We hypothesize that by categorizing competing risks very early after resuscitation, it may be possible to improve the efficacy and efficiency of care.

• When measured very early after resuscitation, suppression ratio (SR, the percentage of suppressed EEG), correlates with severity of brain injury and the likelihood of poor neurological outcome.

• The CREST score2 is a validated model to predict circulatoryetiology death (CED) based on: Coronary artery disease, initial nonshockable Rhythm, Ejection fraction25 minutes.


Lambrew Research Retreat



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