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New research from the Center for Cardiac Arrest Prevention in the Smidt Heart Institute at Cedars-Sinai has found for the first time that during nighttime hours, women are more likely than men to suffer sudden death due to cardiac arrest. Findings were published in the journal Heart Rhythm.
DALLAS – Dec. 15, 2020 – A study of patients resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest shows that women have a lower likelihood of survival compared with men and are less likely to receive procedures commonly administered following cardiac arrest.
In-hospital cardiac arrests (IHCA) represent catastrophic and often terminal events. Despite investments to improve the quality of resuscitation efforts, fewer than 25% of all patients that experience cardiac arrests in hospitals survive to discharge, and survival varies significantly across hospitals and by race. Until now, few have been able to specify reasons for the between-hospital differences.
Resuscitation and survival rates for hospitalized COVID-19 patients who have cardiac arrest are much higher than earlier reports of near-zero; variation at the individual hospital level may have affected overall numbers
Study shows critically ill patients with the novel coronavirus have high rates of cardiac arrest and poor outcomes even after CPR, an effect most strongly seen in older patients.
Patients with COVID-19 who were admitted to an intensive care unit were 10 times more likely than other hospitalized COVID-19 patients to suffer cardiac arrest or heart rhythm disorders, according to a new study. .
Using supercomputers, scientists have developed for the first time a way to screen drugs through their chemical structures for induced arrhythmias.
• Among patients who experience cardiac arrest while in the hospital, those on dialysis were less likely to have a shockable rhythm and more likely to be outside of the intensive care unit at the time of arrest compared with patients not on dialysis.
• Patients on dialysis had lower scores for resuscitation quality, and they were less likely to have defibrillation within 2 minutes.
• Patients on dialysis had a similar likelihood of surviving to hospital discharge, and they had better neurological function at the time of discharge.
People living in predominately Hispanic neighborhoods are less likely to receive CPR from a bystander following an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest compared to people living in non-Hispanic neighborhoods, researchers from Penn Medicine and the Duke University of School of Medicine reported in the journal Circulation. This same group also had a lower likelihood of survival.
The University of Chicago Medicine, in partnership with the American Heart Association, has installed a hands-only CPR kiosk in the Center for Care and Discovery. It’s one of three in Chicago.
A new nationwide clinical trial hopes to discover if patients that experience cardiac arrest survive more often and have a better recovery based on how long they have their body temperature cooled.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – For the more than 350,000 Americans that experience an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest each year, less than 1 in 10 of those treated will survive with good neurologic function. “Survival for these patients decreases with every minute there is a delay…