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Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 19 November 2021

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Shou-Yen ChenE-MailWebsite

    Assistant professor and attending physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital and Chang Gung University College of Medicine, Taoyuan City, Taiwan

    Interests: Cardiology, Critical care medicine, Hyperbaric oxygen medicine, Medical education

Special Issue Information

Patients of cardiac arrest is continuing a concerned problem for physicians. Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest has been studied and pre-hospital resuscitation, including early cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation, are important for prognosis. Bystander CPR and automated external defibrillator (AED) are emphasized in pre-hospital period. Besides, advances in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and post-cardiac arrest care have also improved outcomes, such as therapeutic hypothermia. Continuing studies is expected to develop new strategies and treatment for patients of OHCA. For patients of in-hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA), especially emergency department cardiac arrest (EDCA), the characteristics are quite different from OHCA patients, such as better neurologic outcomes. Since the characteristics of EDCA are quite different from OHCA, the research of EDCA is necessary to prevent occurrence and treat patients of EDCA.

This special issue is aimed to collect new research of new strategies and treatment about patients of EDCA from worldwide. Appropriate monitoring of high-risk patients in the busy environment of ED is important to prevent occurrence and strategies of immediate resuscitation and treatment according to different conditions of patients are associated to the outcomes. In addition, advances in post resuscitation care is also noted to improve neurologic outcomes. We hope this special issue can help physicians to decrease EDCA occurrence and improve the treatment of patients of EDCA. Clinical research and review articles on prevention, treatment, prognosis of sudden cardiac arrest of patients in ED are welcomed. We are also interested in case reports or case series with educational meanings. The goal of this special issue is to help health providers learn new advances of prevention, resuscitation and post-resuscitation care in emergency medicine and improve their practice on prevention and treatment of patients of EDCA. 


Emergency department cardiac arrest, EDCA, Emergency medicine, Resuscitation, In-hospital cardiac arrest, IHCA

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Manuscripts should be submitted online by submit system. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Original articles, case reports or comprehensive reviews are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a double-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Signa Viate is an international peer-reviewed open access journal published by MRE Press. As of January 2021, Signa Vitae will change to a bimonthly journal. Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript.The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is $1200. We normally offer a discount greater than 30% to all contributors invited by the Editor-in-Chief, Guest Editor (GE) and Editorial board member. Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English.

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Published Papers (7 papers)

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Cardiac Arrest Due to Severe Dynamic Left Ventricular Outflow Obstruction and Hypertrophy Following Anesthesia Induction

Michael F Harrison,Neil G Feinglass,Emir Festic

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2020.16.0071

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA))

Abstract ( 2276 ) PDF (269 kB) ( 213 ) Full Text

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Association of patient-to-emergency department staff ratio with the incidence of cardiac arrest: A retrospective cohort study

Li-Heng Tsai,Wei-Che Chien,Chen-Bin Chen,Shang-Li Tsai,Chung-Hsien Chaou,Yi-Ming Weng,Chip-Jin Ng,Chen-June Seak,Shou-Yen Chen,Chien-Hsiung Huang,Shao-Yu Fang,Chi-Chun Lin,Cheng-Yu Chien

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.029

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA))

Abstract ( 2960 ) PDF (484.81 kB) ( 258 ) Full Text

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Cerebral oxygenation monitoring in patients during and after cardiac arrest -- a narrative review of current methods and evidence

Jaromir Richter,Jan Maca,Nilay Chatterjee,Peter Sklienka,Adarsh Eshappa Setra,Roman Zahorec

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.141

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA))

Abstract ( 4739 ) PDF (367.4 KB) ( 936 ) Full Text

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Qualitative and quantitative analysis of emergency department cardiac arrest publications

Hsiang-Yun Lo,Shang-Kai Hung,Chip-Jin Ng,Shou-Yen Chen

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.209

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA))

Abstract ( 2544 ) PDF (1.32 MB) ( 213 ) Full Text

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Temperature management and its role in cardiac arrest patients—a review

Andrej Markota,Marko Gosak,Maja Duh,Kristijan Skok

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.227

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA))

Abstract ( 4699 ) PDF (3.5 MB) ( 538 ) Full Text

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Emergency department crowdedness and emergency department cardiac arrest occurrence: an observational study in the COVID-19 pandemic

Yan-Bo Huang,Su-Yu Li,Shang-Kai Hung,Li-Heng Tsai,Chip-Jin Ng,Shou-Yen Chen

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.236

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Emergency Department Cardiac Arrest (EDCA))

Abstract ( 2714 ) PDF (709.08 KB) ( 225 ) Full Text

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