Bringing hearts back to life

Children are more likely to survive in-hospital cardiac arrests than adults and with appropriate cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the survival rates for both children and adults are higher than previously thought. These are some of the findings of the largest-ever study of cardiac arrests occurring in hospitals. The study was supervised by Robert A. Berg, MD, professor of pediatrics and associate dean at The University of Arizona College of Medicine.

"This is a landmark study that will change our understanding of the causes for cardiac arrests in hospitals and how to treat them," said Dr. Berg, a member of UA's Sarver Heart Center and UA's Steele Children's Research Center. "Many physicians assume that the vast majority of adult cardiac arrests in hospitals are from sudden arrhythmias. Our findings show that respiratory failure and shock are much more common causes of in-hospital cardiac arrests than arrhythmias in both adults and children."

In contrast to previous studies, which compiled data from a single or relatively few hospitals, the new research is based on data from the National Registry of CPR including 37,000 adults and 880 children who had pulseless cardiac arrests in the hospital. The National Registry of CPR was developed by the American Heart Association to compile comprehensive and accurate information about in-hospital cardiac arrests. The investigators collected data from 253 hospitals in the United States and Canada between 2000 and 2004.

"For the first time, we have data representing all of the United States instead of a snapshot focusing on a particular region or patient group," said Dr. Berg.

The study results, published in the Jan. 4 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, send a hopeful message. With appropriate interventions, more than 27 percent of the children and more than 18 percent of the adults who had pulseless cardiac arrest survived to hospital discharge, mostly with good neuro

Contact: Daniel Stolte, Sarver Heart Center
University of Arizona

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Bringing order to what if?
2. Early education for the health care team -- Bringing nursing and medical students together
3. Making old hearts young again
4. Does endurance exercise promote life-threatening changes in athletes hearts?
5. Overweight and obesity enlarges teenagers hearts
6. Older donor hearts just as good, University of Alberta study shows
7. Jefferson scientists test new device for fixing holes in hearts of young stroke patients
8. Johns Hopkins scientists exploit novel route to reverse enlarged hearts in obese mice
9. Progeria progress: Studies show how mutant protein hurts hearts
10. Diabetic hearts make unhealthy switch to high-fat diet
11. People who restrict calories have younger hearts

Post Your Comments:

(Date:9/3/2020)... ... , ... The American Medical Spa Association (AmSpa) has announced ... April 10, 2021, at Wynn Las Vegas. The event had previously been scheduled ... non-invasive medical aesthetic practices that brings together owners, physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Board certified plastic surgeon Sepideh ... office will be the first to bear her name, Dr. Saber has regularly ... lift), as well as rhinoplasty, facial rejuvenation, and many more in association with ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Dr. Kiran Gill is ... surgery of the face, breast, and body. In 2018, she founded Aesthetics in ... surgery and aesthetic practice in Southwest Florida. Dr. Gill and her team offer ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Ocean ... face masks to medical first responders across the United States. Since the start ... personal protective equipment (PPE) medical centers , hospitals , firefighters ...
(Date:8/31/2020)... ... August 31, 2020 , ... Smile Brands ... groups in the United States, today announced the grand opening of another affiliated ... , Patients will enjoy convenient hours, a comfortable office, and full-service care at ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/3/2020)... ... September 03, 2020 , ... Q&J Face Masks announced today ... aerosol and engineering lab, conducted tests on Q&J’s personal face mask that indicated ... many other masks. Q&J face masks have both mechanical filtering and electrostatic filtering ...
(Date:9/2/2020)... Texas (PRWEB) , ... September ... ... in the Fight Against Covid-19 , Advanced Penetration Technology, LLC, (APT) a ... solutions for patients utilizing non-prescription, Over The Counter (OTC) products, was today ...
(Date:9/1/2020)... ... September 01, 2020 , ... Neil Oberfeld of global law ... the Board of Trustees and committee chair of the Governance Committee for Mile ... nonprofit organization that fights for the education, health, and financial stability of residents ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
Cached News: