Arret cardiaque extrahospitalier: la situation actuelle. [What do we actually know about out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?]

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serval:BIB_0A8296425E2D
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Review (review): journal as complete as possible of one specific subject, written based on exhaustive analyses from published work.
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Publications
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Title
Arret cardiaque extrahospitalier: la situation actuelle. [What do we actually know about out-of-hospital cardiac arrest?]
Journal
Revue Médicale Suisse
Author(s)
Katz  E., Metzger  J. T., Jaussi  A., Schlapfer  J., Fromer  M., Fishmann  D., Kappenberger  L.
ISSN
1660-9379 (Print)
Publication state
Published
Issued date
03/2005
Volume
1
Number
9
Pages
628-30, 632-3
Notes
English Abstract
Journal Article
Review --- Old month value: Mar 2
Abstract
Each year at least 300,000 people in the United States and 8000 to 10,000 people in Switzerland suffer from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, mostly due to ventricular fibrillation. Early defibrillation provides definitive treatment for most of cardiac arrest victims. Semi-automatic external defibrillators are easy to handle devices allowing to deliver an early electric shock and can be successfully used by lay people following minimal training. Newer strategies of defibrillation designed to respond faster to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, including public access defibrillation, as well as improvement of each link of the chain of survival appears as the best strategy for the management of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.
Keywords
Death, Sudden, Cardiac/epidemiology/etiology/*prevention & control *Defibrillators *Emergency Medical Services Heart Arrest/epidemiology/*therapy Humans Risk Factors
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