Long-Term Survival after Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest

Robert J. Goldberg, Moyses Szklo

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To the Editor: The article by Eisenberg and his co-workers in the June 3 issue, showing the relatively good long-term prognosis for survivors of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest,1 was very interesting. We have carried out a historical prospective epidemiologic study in metropolitan Baltimore of the in-hospital and long-term survival of 330 patients with acute myocardial infarction whose hospital course had been complicated by ventricular fibrillation or cardiac arrest and 1071 patients with acute myocardial infarction whose hospital course was not so complicated.2 Despite the relatively poor in-hospital prognosis of patients who had a cardiac arrest, as compared with those who.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number21
StatePublished - Nov 18 1982

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