Angela Lowenstern, MD, Anant Mandawat, MD, L. Kristin Newby, MD, MHS (2017). In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Complex Clinical Challenges in Need of Unique Solutions. American Heart Journal.
Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine (AL, AM, LKN) and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (AL, LKN), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
It is estimated that each year over 500,000 people in the United States are treated for in- or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest,1 a condition that represents a high burden of morbidity and mortality. Substantial effort has focused on improving survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). Large national registries and process improvement initiatives have focused on documenting the characteristics of OHCA victims, circumstances of their arrest, resuscitation processes, and clinical outcomes.