A Study of Cardiac Arrests in Intensive Care Units
Cardiac Arrest (CA) is a leading cause of death in the World and a serious public health concern. Conventional Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) is now the sole effective form of resuscitation that improves prognosis. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) is a complicated and expensive procedure that necessitates technical knowledge. It isn't deemed standard of care in every hospital and should only be used in high-volume settings. Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (ECPR) is a combination of ECMO and CPR that allows patients with CA who have resisted conventional CPR to achieve hemodynamic and respiratory stability. This method enables for simultaneous treatment of the underlying cause of CA while preserving organ perfusion.