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Cardiac Cath Following Cardiac Arrest in Patients Without STEMI

Journal Club Podcast #7: October 2013

This month, the outspoken Chandra Aubin and hold hands and talk about which patients should undergo urgent cardiac cath following cardiac arrest...

Bottom Line: 

In patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) on ECG following ROSC, the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR) clearly recommends that reperfusion therapy be attempted.  In patients without STEMI, ILCOR is less clear, though, and recommends only that one “consider immediate coronary angiography in all post-cardiac arrest patients in whom ACS is suspected.”

Posted on November 11, 2013 and filed under Cardiology, Resuscitation, Critical Care.