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SCAI releases recommendations for managing patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

May 14, 2020

The Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions (SCAI) has released an expert consensus statement describing recommendations for the management of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The statement, published today in Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions, was presented during the SCAI 2020 Scientific Sessions Virtual Conference.

OHCA continues to present as significant public health problem due to high mortality and morbidity. Coronary artery disease is often the cause for cardiac arrest in patients with a presenting rhythm of ventricular fibrillation or pulseless ventricular tachycardia.

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