QUality Of Life and surviVAl in carDIac arreSt Patients

2019-10-21 12:45:21 | BioPortfolio


QUO VADIS is a national observational study with the aim to describe clinical intervention and utilization of neuroprognostication tools in the management of patients admitted to ICU following cardiac arrest


Despite recent improvements in post-resuscitation care, about 50% of patients resuscitated from cardiac arrest die or have poor neurological prognosis. Post-anoxic brain injury is common after cardiac arrest and is a major cause of post-resuscitation mortality. Since there has been a significant investment in improving the emergency response to both in-hospital ad out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA and OHCA, respectevly) patients and reported improvements in short-term survival outcomes, the long-term neurological state and quality of life of survivors and their caregiver is of growing significance.

QUO VADIS is a national observational study created to describe clinical interventions and utilization of neuroprognostication tools in the management of patients admitted to ICU following cardiac arrest.

The aims of the study are:

- To create an Italian Registry that describes clinical interventions and neuroprognostication tools used in the management of patients admitted to ICU following cardiac arrest

- To evaluate, after one year from the cardiac arrest, the neurological outcome and the quality of life of the patients;

- To evaluate, after one year from the cardiac arrest, the quality of life of caregivers;

- To identify the most effective clinical intervention in the management of post-cardiac arrest patients admitted to ICU;

- To create a prognostic model for patients admitted to ICU after cardiac arrest.

Study Design


Cardiac Arrest


Intensive care treatment


Not yet recruiting


Gruppo Italiano per la Valutazione degli Interventi in Terapia Intensiva

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-21T12:45:21-0400

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