Implementazione del trattamento post-rianimazione da arresto cardiaco nell'adulto - Opinione di un panel di esperti

Translated title of the contribution: Implementation of post-resuscitation care in adult cardiac arrest patients - Experts' opinion

Tommaso Pellis, Giuseppe Ristagno, Federico Semeraro, Niccolò Grieco, Andrea Fabbri, Mario Balzanelli, Elisa Berruto, Andrea Scapigliati, Massimiliano Sciretti, Erga Cerchiari

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Current evidence on post-resuscitation care suffers from important knowledge gaps on new treatments and prognostication, mainly because of the lack of large multicenter randomized trials. However, optimization of post-resuscitation care is crucial, and the establishment of a treatment easy to be accepted and implemented locally, based on currently available evidence, is advisable. The present article is a multisociety experts' opinion on post-cardiac arrest that aims (i) to provide schematic and clear suggestions on therapeutic interventions to be delivered following resuscitation from cardiac arrest, so as to implement local protocols with a standardized post-resuscitation care; (ii) to suggest post-resuscitation therapeutic interventions that may result in improved survival with good neurological recovery, intended as a Cerebral Performance Category (CPC) score of 1-2; and finally (iii) to propose a pragmatic and schematic approach to post-resuscitation care for rapid initiation of intensive treatments (i.e. temperature management). The suggestions reported in this document are intended for adult patients resuscitated from both out-ofhospital and in-hospital cardiac arrest. They should be considered solely as an experts' opinion aimed to improve post-cardiac arrest care and they do not represent an official national guideline.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)442-455
Number of pages14
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Medicine(all)

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Pellis, T., Ristagno, G., Semeraro, F., Grieco, N., Fabbri, A., Balzanelli, M., Berruto, E., Scapigliati, A., Sciretti, M., & Cerchiari, E. (2015). Implementazione del trattamento post-rianimazione da arresto cardiaco nell'adulto - Opinione di un panel di esperti. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 16(7), 442-455.