Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation and cardiac rhythm change over time in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Conclusion Bystander CPR was associated with a higher VF/VT likelihood and a lower likelihood of pulseless electrical activity at first documented rhythm analysis. Our results support early CPR for OHCA and highlight the need for further research to understand whether and how CPR modifies the cardiac rhythm after arrest.
Source: Emergency Medicine Journal - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Original research Source Type: research