Articles

This collection of articles represents some of the leading science in resuscitation and post-arrest care. Questions regarding these articles should be directed to the authors. If you feel we have missed an important article, please send us an email at ttmTraining@pennmedicine.upenn.edu.

Coronary Angiography after Cardiac Arrest — The Right Timing or the Right Patients?

Benjamin S. Abella, M.D., M.Phil., and David F. Gaieski, M.D.

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

11 APRIL,2019

The treatment of patients who are comatose after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest involves a complex, multidisciplinary approach that includes the use of targeted temperature management, aggressive hemodynamic management, electroencephalographic monitoring, and consideration of coronary angiography.1 However, studies suggest that despite these interventions, 30 to 50% of these patients die before hospital discharge, and a substantial percentage of long-term survivors have neurologic and cardiac sequelae.2,3 Although clinically significant coronary disease is common in patients who have cardiac arrest,4 the selection of patients for coronary angiography remains controversial. The general consensus is that comatose patients who have had cardiac arrest with evidence of...READ MORE

Post-cardiac arrest shock treated with veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation: An observational study and propensity-score analysis

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

1 NOVEMBER, 2016

Coronary Angiography after Cardiac Arrest without ST-Segment Elevation

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

11 APRIL, 2019 

Therapeutic Hypothermia after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children

THE NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

14 MAY,2015

 

Part 1: Executive Summary
2015 American Heart Association Guidelines Update for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care

AHA JOURNALS

3 NOVEMBER, 2015 

Targeted Temperature Management at 33°C versus 36°C after Cardiac Arrest

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

5 DECEMBER 2013

The Utility of Therapeutic Hypothermia for Post–Cardiac Arrest Syndrome Patients With an Initial Nonshockable Rhythm

AHA JOURNALS

16  NOVEMBER 2015

Association Between Early Hyperoxia Exposure After Resuscitation From Cardiac Arrest and Neurological Disability

AHA JOURNALS

1 FFEBRUARY 2018

Changes in Temperature Management of Cardiac Arrest Patients Following Publication of the Target Temperature Management Trial

OVID

NOVEMBER 2018

Continuous versus intermittent neuromuscular blockade in patients during targeted temperature management after resuscitation from cardiac arrest—A randomized, double blinded, double dummy, clinical trial

SCIENCE DIRECT

NOVEMBER 20147

Targeted Temperature Management for Cardiac Arrest with Nonshockable Rhythm

NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE

OCTOBER 2019

Target temperature management of 33 °C and 36 °C in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with initial non-shockable rhythm – A TTM sub-study

SCIENCE DIRECT

APRIL 2015

Mild therapeutic hypothermia is associated with favourable outcome in patients after cardiac arrest with non-shockable rhythms

SCIENCE DIRECT

SEPTEMBER 2011

Hospital Variation in the Utilization and Implementation of Targeted Temperature Management in Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

AHA JOURNALS

8 NOVEMBER 2018

Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in Finnish intensive care units: the FINNRESUSCI study

SPRINGER LINK

MAY 2013

Is Hypothermia After Cardiac Arrest Effective in Both Shockable and Nonshockable Patients?

AHA JOURNALS

14 FEBRUARY 2011

Association Between Therapeutic Hypothermia and Survival After In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

JAMANETWORK

 4 OCTOBER 2016

Comparative Effectiveness of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Insight from a Large Data Registry

LIEBERT PUBLICATIONS

10 MARCH 2014

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: current concepts

SCIENCE DIRECT

MARCH 2018