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Improved outcome in Sweden after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and possible association with improvements in every link in the chain of survival
University of Borås, School of Health Science. (Prehospital akutsjukvård)
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2014 (English)In: European Heart Journal, ISSN 0195-668X, E-ISSN 1522-9645, ISSN 0195-668, Vol. 36, no 14Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Aims To describe out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) in Sweden from a long-term perspective in terms of changes in outcome and circumstances at resuscitation. Methods and results All cases of OHCA (n = 59 926) reported to the Swedish Cardiac Arrest Register from 1992 to 2011 were included. The number of cases reported (n/100 000 person-years) increased from 27 (1992) to 52 (2011). Crew-witnessed cases, cardiopulmonary resuscitation prior to the arrival of the emergency medical service (EMS), and EMS response time increased (P < 0.0001). There was a decrease in the delay from collapse to calling for the EMS in all patients and from collapse to defibrillation among patients found in ventricular fibrillation (P < 0.0001). The proportion of patients found in ventricular fibrillation decreased from 35 to 25% (P < 0.0001). Thirty-day survival increased from 4.8 (1992) to 10.7% (2011) (P < 0.0001), particularly among patients found in a shockable rhythm and patients with return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) at hospital admission. Among patients hospitalized with ROSC in 2008–2011, 41% underwent therapeutic hypothermia and 28% underwent percutaneous coronary intervention. Among 30-day survivors in 2008–2011, 94% had a cerebral performance category score of 1 or 2 at discharge from hospital and the results were even better if patients were found in a shockable rhythm. Conclusion From a long-term perspective, 30-day survival after OHCA in Sweden more than doubled. The increase in survival was most marked among patients found in a shockable rhythm and those hospitalized with ROSC. There were improvements in all four links in the chain of survival, which might explain the improved outcome.

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Oxford University Press , 2014. Vol. 36, no 14
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Prehospital Akutsjukvård
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Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems
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Integrated Caring Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-1999DOI: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehu240PubMedID: 25205528Local ID: 2320/14551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-1999DiVA: diva2:870080
Available from: 2015-11-13 Created: 2015-11-13 Last updated: 2017-01-21Bibliographically approved

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