Year in review 2010: Critical Care - cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Jeffery C Metzger, Alexander Eastman, Paul E Pepe

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This review will summarize some of the data published in 2010 and focus on papers published in Critical Care in regard to cardiac arrest and cardiopulmonary resuscitation. In particular, we discuss the latest research in therapeutic hypothermia after cardiac arrest, including methods of inducing hypothermia, potential protective mechanisms, spontaneous hypothermia versus therapeutic hypothermia, and several predictors of outcome. Furthermore, we will discuss the effects of bystander-initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in patients with physician-assisted advanced cardiac life support, the role of hypercapnea in near-death experiences during cardiac arrest, markers of endothelial injury and endothelial repair after CPR, and the prognostic value of cell-free plasma DNA as a marker of poor outcome after cardiac arrest.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number239
JournalCritical Care
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 5 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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