Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care recently published a study aimed at a serial evaluation of the prognostic values of initial shockable rhythm, bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and gender for neurological outcome and survival in adults treated with targeted temperature management (TTM) following cardiac arrest (CA).
The study found that In adult patients treated with TTM, initial shockable rhythm, bystander CPR and male sex were associated with a higher likelihood of favorable neurological outcome.
Initial shockable rhythm and bystander CPR were associated with a higher likelihood of survival. These factors could help in identifying patients who are eligible for TTM.
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Predictors of survival and favorable neurological outcome in patients treated with targeted temperature management after cardiac arrest: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Heart & Lung: The Journal of Acute and Critical Care, the official publication of The American Association of Heart Failure Nurses, presents original, peer-reviewed articles on techniques, advances, investigations, and observations related to the care of patients with acute and critical illness and patients with chronic cardiac or pulmonary disorders.