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Correlates of Successful Resuscitation Attempts for Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Søholm et al report on consecutive 2527 attempted resuscitations of out of hospital cardiac arrest in Copenhagen between 2007 and 2011. The authors identify correlates for successful resuscitation attempts. Shockable rhythm, witnessed arrest and public location were associated with increased survival. Cardiac arrest between midnight and 8 am was associated with lower probability of successful rescuscitation. There was evidence improved success rate with time. The authors note that the strongest predictors were not amenable to direct public health measures.

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