|CPR for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes. European Society of Cardiology|
30 Aug 2015
London, UK – 30 Aug 2015: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest should be conducted for at least 35 minutes, according to research presented at ESC Congress today by Dr Yoshikazu Goto, associate professor and director of the Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at Kanazawa University Hospital in Kanazawa, Japan.1 The study in more than 17 000 patients found that nearly all survivals were achieved within 35 minutes and longer CPR achieved little benefit.
|Figure 1. Dynamic probability of 1-month survival and 1-month favourable neurological outcomes|
|Figure 2. Cumulative proportion of survivors and survivors with favourable neurological outcomes 1 month after cardiac arrest|
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