Neurologic prognostication after resuscitation from cardiac arrest.

Academic Article


  • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains a leading cause of mortality in the United States, and the majority of patients who die after achieving return of spontaneous circulation die from withdrawal of care due to a perceived poor neurologic prognosis. Unfortunately, withdrawal of care often occurs during the first day of admission and research suggests this early withdrawal of care may be premature and result in unnecessary deaths for patients who would have made a full neurologic recovery. In this review, we explore the evidence for neurologic prognostication in the emergency department for patients who achieve return of spontaneous circulation after an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
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  • cardiac arrest, early prognostication, emergency department, neuroprognostication, out‐of‐hospital cardiac arrest, prognostication, return of spontaneous circulation
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 24970635
  • Author List

  • Lupton JR; Kurz MC; Daya MR
  • Start Page

  • 333
  • End Page

  • 341
  • Volume

  • 1
  • Issue

  • 4