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Extracorporeal CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a leading cause of mortality and disability worldwide. Despite the progress in the field of resuscitation, survival in patients treated with conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation (basic life support and advanced life support) remains very low (<10%).…

Cardiac involvement in COVID-19 patients

Definition of cardiac involvement in COVID19 is challenging: SARS-CoV-2 infection has multifaceted effects From a clinical point of view, cardiac involvement during COVID19 may present a wide spectrum of severity, ranging from subclinical myocardial injury to well-defined clinical entities Three…

Care after cardiac arrest

Targeted Temperature Management (TTM) 26 RCTs from 2002 to 2019 + TTM2 ongoing and HYPERION trial to be released soon Following 2 RCTs in 2002 (Bernard et al + HACA) the use of TTM T32-34C became widespread Improves neurologically intact…