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Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA)

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 09 December 2021

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  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Chien-Yu ChienE-MailWebsite

    Ton-Yen General Hospital, Taiwan

    Interests: Cardiac arrest, Triage system

  • Guest Editor

    Dr. Yan-Ren LinE-MailWebsite

    Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, 135 Nanshsiao Street, Changhua 500, Taiwan

    Interests: Emergency and critical medicine, Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Big data analysis, Biochemical engineering

Special Issue Information

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a medical accidental event with high mortality and poor prognosis. Unlike other interventions, OHCA treatment requires immediate resuscitation and searching for all possible causes of cardiac arrest afterwards. After patients survive from OHCA, we must provide a series of post-resuscitation care strategies.

To improve the prognosis more effectively, we have to integrate the treatments for responses, which OHCA patients do. Facing with such critical challenges, American Heart Association (AHA) proposed a strategy for the chain of survival, including from early initiate the emergency medical services (EMS) to Recovery. Each step has its own strategies and actions to improve the survival and prognosis for OHCA patients. Clinical experts have been doing the research on the details of the steps, hoping to find the key to improve survival. Early identification of OHCA as well as dispatching personnel to guide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) can improve the survival prognosis. In addition, the skill of performing CPR and using automated external defibrillator (AED) for is strongly recommended to be an education course at school, expecting more pre-hospital OHCA patients will receive CPR and the first electric shock in a short time, and further elevating the good prognosis as a result. In-time Epinephrine injection for non-shock rhythm patients and transporting directly to cardiac arrest center (CAC) patients with shock rhythm for integrated care after high-level resuscitation. The above strategies can effectively improve the survival of OHCA. Although many researchers have spear no efforts making guidelines for OHCA prognosis, the survival rate still remains low (9% in Europe and about 3% in Asia), which also means there are still many potential factors for us to explore, discover and solve. As a result, the goal of this special issue is to help OHCA researchers to learn and develop new advanced topic in CPR education, EMS, resuscitation and post-resuscitation and improve survival of patients of OHCA.


Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Post-Resuscitation care, Automated external defibrillator (AED), Target temperature management (TTM)

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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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Survival analysis in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients with shockable rhythm directly transport to Heart Centers

Chung-Cheng Yeh,Chia-Hau Chang,Chen-June Seak,Chen-Bin Chen,Yi-Ming Weng,Chi-Chun Lin,Chien-Hsiung Huang,Hsiao-Jung Tseng,Chip-Jin Ng,Li-Heng Tsai

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.084

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA))

Abstract ( 3112 ) PDF (723.86 kB) ( 219 ) Full Text

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Prognostic factors for adults with cardiac arrest in the emergency department: a retrospective cohort study

Po-Cheng Chen,Jen-Hao Chen,Chung-Cheng Yeh,Chia-Hau Chang,Chi-Chun Lin,Chip-Jin Ng,Chen-June Seak,Li-Heng Tsai,Cheng-Yu Chien

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2021.239

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA))

Abstract ( 2893 ) PDF (997.05 KB) ( 211 ) Full Text

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