Advanced cardiac life support - New answers to old dilemmas

Guy Amit, Reuven Ilia, Carlos Cafri

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Abstract

Sudden cardiac death is a major health hazard in the western world. During the year 2000 new guidelines for advanced cardiac life support were published. These comprehensive guidelines are based on international consensus and present the scientific evidence for each therapeutic intervention. During the following two years new studies investigating the treatment of cardiac arrest have provided new evidence for patients' care. The innovations in this area include the use of automatic external defibrillators, new drugs and measures to minimize brain injury. This review covers some of the new emerging issues in the treatment of cardiac arrest.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)37-41+85
JournalHarefuah
Volume143
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute cardiac life support
  • Automatic external defibrillators
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Guidelines
  • Resuscitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine

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