Akute angiographie für alle reanimationspatienten bei aufnahme in die klinik

Translated title of the contribution: Acute angiography for all resuscitated patients upon hospital admission

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Any patient resuscitated from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest thought to have a cardiac etiology should have emergency coronary angiography upon arrival at the hospital. No current algorithm correctly identifies who has an acutely occluded coronary artery as their cardiac arrest trigger and who does not. However, 75% of those with ST elevation and 33% of those without ST elevation on their postresuscitation electrocardiogram have an acutely occluded coronary artery. To choose not to perform acute coronary angiography and reperfusion in all postresuscitation patients will leave at least one in three patients with significant myocardial loss, thus, resulting in chronic left ventricular dysfunction and heart failure.

Translated title of the contributionAcute angiography for all resuscitated patients upon hospital admission
Original languageGerman
Pages (from-to)500-504
Number of pages5
JournalNotfall und Rettungsmedizin
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2012


  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Coronary angiography
  • Coronary reperfusion
  • Postresuscitation treatments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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