The role of emergency coronary angiography after cardiac arrest and return of spontaneous circulation is not yet completely clear. While patients with a high risk of acute coronary lesion and with a presumed favorable neurological outcome should undergo a coronary angiography as soon as possible, the decision to perform it is questionable in patients who are less likely to have a coronary cause of arrest, and when clinical characteristics raise serious concerns regarding neurological outcome. In this paper, we analyze the main advantages and drawbacks of a coronary angiogram after a successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest.

Coronary angiogram after cardiac arrest? Reasonably and sensibly

Piazza, Ornella
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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Baldi, Cesare;De Robertis, Edoardo
2019

Abstract

The role of emergency coronary angiography after cardiac arrest and return of spontaneous circulation is not yet completely clear. While patients with a high risk of acute coronary lesion and with a presumed favorable neurological outcome should undergo a coronary angiography as soon as possible, the decision to perform it is questionable in patients who are less likely to have a coronary cause of arrest, and when clinical characteristics raise serious concerns regarding neurological outcome. In this paper, we analyze the main advantages and drawbacks of a coronary angiogram after a successfully resuscitated cardiac arrest.
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