Case of the Month #12 - cardiac arrest

Published 02/02/2022

Key Take Home Messages

  • Unless there is a clear alternative explanation for the arrest, all OHCA survivors to hospital admission should be considered for early coronary angiography +/- PCI
  • TTM is neuroprotective but there is no evidence its use decreases mortality
  • The post cardiac arrest syndrome is complex and reflects the pathophysiological processes from ischaemia and subsequent reperfusion response during CPR and successful resuscitation