Clinical factors associated with significant coronary lesions following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) afflicts >350,000 people in the U.S. each year, with <20% survival to discharge. Coronary artery disease is a common underlying factor identified in the majority of OHCA cases. Coronary angiography (CAG) with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) as part of post arrest management has been associated with improved survival and neurologic outcomes. However, there remains broad clinical uncertainty in patient selection for post-arrest CAG. We hypothesize that early clinical factors in OHCA are associated with the presence of significant coronary lesions identified on CAG.
Academic Emergency Medicine
Helfer, D., Helber, A., Ferko, A., Klein, D. D., Deaner, T., Slagle, D., White, W. B., Buckler, D. G., Mitchell, O. J., Fiorilli, P. N., Isenberg, D., Nomura, J., Sigal, A., & Abella, B. S. (2021). Clinical factors associated with significant coronary lesions following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Academic Emergency Medicine, 28 (S1), S140-S140. https://doi.org/10.1111/acem.14249