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Epidemiology of cardiac arrest outside and inside hospital Experiences from registries in Sweden


1,Division of Cardiology Sahlgrenska University Hospital

DOI: 10.22514/SV51.092010.9 Vol.5,Issue S1,September 2010 pp.44-45

Published: 07 September 2010

*Corresponding Author(s): JOHAN HERLITZ E-mail:


Cardiac arrest is a dramatic condition leading to sudden death if someone cannot perform two interventions, basic life sup-port and early defibrillation, that have been proved to improve long-term survival. The ‘Utstein style’, recently introduced, represents a standard of practice both inside and outside hospital with recommended guidelines for the uniform reporting of clinical data from the patient suffering cardiac arrest. In Sweden the vast majority of patients suffering from cardiac arrest regardless whether inside or outside hospital are included in webbased national registers (one for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and one for in-hospital-cardiac arrest (IHCA)). In this article we will present our experiences from OHCA and IHCA separately.


cardiac arrest outside and inside hospital, epidemiology, The Swedish register, survival, cer-ebral function

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JOHAN HERLITZ, SOLVEIG AUNE,ANDREAS CLAESSON,LEIF SVENSSON. Epidemiology of cardiac arrest outside and inside hospital Experiences from registries in Sweden. Signa Vitae. 2010. 5(S1);44-45.


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