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Long- and short-term mortality rates in patients who primarily survive cardiac arrest compared with a normal population.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  484178     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a follow-up study of 180 survivors after cardiac arrest outside intensive care and coronary care units. The follow-up extended over 0.5 to 8.5 years (averaged 4.3 years) after the primary cardiac arrest. Of the patients, 72 (40%) were discharged from hospital, 13 with anoxic brain damage. Thirty-ourred in 43% after 2 years, and in 50% after 3 years. After that time, the mortality was similar to that of a comparable normal population. At the end of the study, 34 patients were still alive, including eight with neurological sequelae. Their present cardiac function was satisfactory in the majority (59%) of the patients falling into group I or II of the American Heart Association classification. Their social situation, however, left much to be desired, as only 50% had fully or partly regained their previous level of activity.
M Wernberg; A Thomassen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta anaesthesiologica Scandinavica     Volume:  23     ISSN:  0001-5172     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Publication Date:  1979 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1979-11-28     Completed Date:  1979-11-28     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370270     Medline TA:  Acta Anaesthesiol Scand     Country:  DENMARK    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  211-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Age Factors
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Arrest / mortality*
Middle Aged
Quality of Life
Time Factors

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