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Extracorporeal Life Support and New Therapeutic Strategies for Cardiac Arrest Caused by Acute Myocardial Infarction - a Critical Approach for a Critical Condition

Theodora Benedek / Monica Marton Popovici
  • Swedish Medical Center, Department of Internal Medicine and Critical Care, Edmonds, Washington, United States of America
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Published Online: 2016-11-08 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jccm-2016-0025


This review summarizes the most recent developments in providing advanced supportive measures for cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and the results obtained using these new therapies in patients with cardiac arrest caused by acute myocardial infarction (AMI). Also detailed are new approaches such as extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR), intra-arrest percutaneous coronary intervention, or the regional models for systems of care aiming to reduce the critical times from cardiac arrest to initiation of ECPR and coronary revascularization.

Keywords: cardiac arrest; intra-arrest PCI; cardiopulmonary resuscitation


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Received: 2016-08-05

Accepted: 2016-09-20

Published Online: 2016-11-08

Published in Print: 2016-10-01

Citation Information: The Journal of Critical Care Medicine, ISSN (Online) 2393-1817, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1515/jccm-2016-0025.

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