To send content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about sending content to .
To send content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about sending to your Kindle.
Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
It is estimated that between 400 000 and 460 000 individuals suffer an episode of sudden cardiac arrest every year in the United States. Yet, the percentage of individuals who are successfully resuscitated and leave the hospital alive with intact neurological function averages less than 10% nationwide. Efforts to restore life successfully are formidably challenging. They require not only that cardiac activity be initially restored but that injury to vital organs be prevented or minimized. A closer examination of resuscitation statistics reveals that efficient Emergency Medical Services systems are able to re-establish cardiac activity in 30% to 40% of sudden cardiac arrest victims at the scene. Yet, close to 40% die before admission to a hospital presumably from recurrent cardiac arrest or complications during transport. Of those admitted to the hospital nearly 60% succumb before discharge, such that only one in four initially resuscitated victims leaves the hospital alive.
Although the causes of postresuscitation deaths have not been systematically investigated, the available information suggests that postresuscitation myocardial dysfunction, hypoxic brain damage, systemic inflammatory responses, intercurrent illnesses, or a combination thereof are the main culprits. The core pathogenic process driving such poor outcome is the intense ischemia of variable duration that organs suffer after cessation of blood flow and the subsequent reperfusion injury that accompanies the resuscitation effort. In addition, the precipitating event of cardiac arrest may also play a role in the postresuscitation phase.
Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this to your organisation's collection.