Prehospital cardiac arrest treated by urban first-responders : profile of patient response and prediction of outcome by ventricular fibrillation waveform.
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine annual meeting. Washington DC (USA), 1991/05.
To determine the speed and characteristics of patient response to urban first-responder defibrillation and to determine whether amplitude of ventricular fibrillation (VF) can predict outcome in these patients.
Type of participants
All adult patients in prehospital VF treated by fire department first-responders 1265).
Design and interventions
A prospective observational study occurring between February 1, 1989, and January 1, 1991.
Patients were defibrillated according to advanced cardiac life support and first-responder protocols.
ECG and time data were recorded digitally.
Sixty-five percent of patients converted from VF to a more stable rhythm at least once during first-responder monitoring.
Mots-clés Pascal : Arrêt cardiocirculatoire, Période préhospitalière, Fibrillation ventriculaire, Traitement, Réanimation cardiocirculatoire, Secours première urgence, Efficacité traitement, Pronostic, Forme onde, Electrocardiographie, Analyse corrélation, Homme, SAMU, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil circulatoire pathologie, Cardiopathie, Trouble rythme cardiaque, Electrodiagnostic
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Cardiocirculatory arrest, Prehospital period, Ventricular fibrillation, Treatment, Intensive cardiocirculatory care, First emergency care, Treatment efficiency, Prognosis, Waveform, Electrocardiography, Correlation analysis, Human, Emergency medical care unit, United States, North America, America, Cardiovascular disease, Heart disease, Arrhythmia, Electrodiagnosis
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