Outcome of Cardiac Arrest Survivors

2015-07-13 10:09:30 | BioPortfolio


Early prognosis of cardiac arrest - nearly 40000 new cases per year in France - has been extensively studied, highlighting a poor outcome (less than 8% at hospital discharge). However, little is known on mid and long-term prognostic factors and how these patients do survive from the event.

Using a regional cohort, the aim of the study is to describe long-term survival rate of cardiac arrest survivors, and to assess the influence of treatment strategies on survival and functional outcome.


The collection of clinical and biological data of patients who experienced cardiac arrest and survive from hospital, including a regular follow-up with qualitative data (functional, neurological and quality of life) may provide important benchmark on the evolution of these patients and on the impact of acute interventions (such as cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, defibrillation, emergent coronary revascularization, neuroprotective treatments).

Using a large identified cohort of survivors of cardiac arrest, we aim to describe the qualitative long-term prognosis of these cardiac arrest patients (functional, neurological and quality of life status). Secondarily, we intend to identify the long-term prognostic factors, and particularly the role of early interventions, using a long-term and qualitative combined endpoint (vital status, functional scales, SF36).

This project is observational and will include all patients over 18 admitted alive after non-traumatic cardiac arrest in the area of Ile-de-France (France), whatever the cause of the cardiac arrest. Patients or their proxies, refusing their participation, will not be included.

We will collect all pre- and in-hospital information related to the event and performs prospectively interviews at 3 months and every year anniversary. The questionnaire will include vital status, cardiovascular events, medication and a complete qualitative report (SF36, ADL scale, OPC, CPC, social-professional activities).

This project will provide important data over time on the evolution of these patients. Findings will help in measuring the role of different strategies on long-term prognosis and consequently improve the overall management of cardiac arrest.

Study Design

Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective


Cardiac Arrest Survivors


Long-term follow-up


INSERM U970 Centre de Recherche Cardiovasculaire de Paris Equipe 4, Epidémiologie Cardiovasculaire et Mort Subite


Not yet recruiting


Assistance Publique - Hôpitaux de Paris

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2015-07-13T10:09:30-0400

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