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Sudden cardiac death remains one of the major leading causes of death. Therapeutic hypothermia is a validated standard procedure to avoid or minimize cognitive deficits after cardiac arrest. To assess the efficiency of different cooling methods and further improve these methods, the investigators collected blood samples to measure the neuron specific enolase (NSE) in patients treated with invasive cooling as compared to patients treated with non-invasive cooling.
Consecutive patients with restoration of spontaneous circulation after resuscitation due to sudden cardiac death were randomized to either non-invasive or invasive cooling for at least 24 hours. NSE was collected at designated time points and compared between patients treated with invasive cooling and those treated with non-invasive cooling. Neurological outcome was assessed between groups at hospital discharge and 6 months after discharge.
Observational Model: Cohort, Time Perspective: Prospective
University of Leipzig
Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:14:39-0400
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Occurrence of heart arrest in an individual when there is no immediate access to medical personnel or equipment.
The omission of atrial activation that is caused by transient cessation of impulse generation at the SINOATRIAL NODE. It is characterized by a prolonged pause without P wave in an ELECTROCARDIOGRAM. Sinus arrest has been associated with sleep apnea (REM SLEEP-RELATED SINUS ARREST).
Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD)
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