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April 27, 2023

Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation for Cardiac Arrest

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Clinical Medicine, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
  • 3Prehospital Emergency Medical Services, Central Denmark Region, Aarhus, Denmark
JAMA. 2023;329(19):1693-1694. doi:10.1001/jama.2023.5585

Cardiac arrest affects approximately 600 000 people in the US yearly and is associated with a survival rate of 10% to 12% for out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and 25% to 30% for in-hospital cardiac arrests.1 Outcomes are particularly poor for people with cardiac arrests who are not responsive to initial treatment. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) is a newer treatment option for these patients.

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