Survival prospects 'high' after community cardiac arrest

There's room for improvement, however, including better understanding of the role of comorbidities, commentators say

Patients experiencing out-of-hospital cardiac arrest have good long-term survival prospects following index hospitalisation, estimated at 62-64% at 10 years, a new review shows.

This rate is comparable to that for individuals admitted to ICU, including those with ST-elevated MI (STEMI), researchers say, and it is higher than 10-year survival following CABG.

However, the Swiss team points out the need for additional research to understand the trajectory

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