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Combined interventions may improve success when treating sudden cardiac arrest.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20144018     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, emphasis has been placed on the simultaneous implementation of resuscitation interventions currently recommended within the 2005 American Heart Association (AHA) guidelines for cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and emergency cardiac care (ECC). The rate of successful outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest remains relatively low in most U.S. communities. Accurate measures of these rates are difficult to determine because of ineffective reporting mechanisms. In many cases of acute myocardial infarction, the initial presentation of symptoms is quickly followed by sudden death. Little information exists regarding the system-of-care components most likely to result in successful outcomes. Inconsistent application of these components may be responsible in part for the variability of survival rates among communities. We present a case of acute myocardial infarction followed by sudden cardiac arrest benefiting from the application of coordinated, community-based systems of care.
Louis Gonzales; Jennifer Langlois; Chris Parker; Dana Yost
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1545-0066     ISO Abbreviation:  Prehosp Emerg Care     Publication Date:    2010 Apr-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-04     Completed Date:  2010-06-02     Revised Date:  2012-04-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9703530     Medline TA:  Prehosp Emerg Care     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  222-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
City of Austin/Travis County EMS, Office of Medical Director, Austin, Texas 78741, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods
Combined Modality Therapy
Death, Sudden, Cardiac*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications,  therapy
Outcome Assessment (Health Care)*

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