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In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Complex Clinical Challenges in Need of Unique Solutions

August 11, 2017

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.

Author Affiliations:

Division of Cardiology, Department of Medicine (AL, AM, LKN) and the Duke Clinical Research Institute (AL, LKN), Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Abstract:

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.

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