Analgesia & Resuscitation : Current ResearchISSN: 2324-903X

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Research Article, Analg Resusc Curr Res S Vol: 2 Issue: 0

Managing Cardiac Arrest after Cardiac Surgery: The Impact of a Five Year Evolving Re-Sternotomy Policy and a Review of the Literature

Maria Rita Maccaroni, Noel David Watson, Smitangshu Mukherjee and Dumbor Laateh Ngaage*
The Essex Cardiothoracic Center, Basildon & Thurrock University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL, United Kingdom
Corresponding author : Dumbor L Ngaage
The Essex Cardiothoracic Center, Basildon University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Basildon, Essex SS16 5NL, United Kingdom
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Received: June 19, 2013 Accepted: July 18, 2013 Published: July 24, 2013
Citation: Maccaroni MR, Watson ND, Mukherjee S, Ngaage DL (2013) Managing Cardiac Arrest after Cardiac Surgery: The Impact of a Five Year Evolving Re-Sternotomy Policy and a Review of the Literature. Analg Resusc: Curr Res S1. doi:10.4172/2324-903X.S1-008

Abstract

Managing Cardiac Arrest after Cardiac Surgery: The Impact of a Five Year Evolving Re-Sternotomy Policy and a Review of the Literature

Although advances in knowledge and improvements in managing cardiac arrest resulting from research, training and implementation of guidelines has led to vast improvements in survival, the outcomes are still generally poor. Cardiac arrest in patients who have undergone cardiac surgery present different management challenges and is associated with a better prospect of successful outcome. In acknowledgement of this fact, the European Resuscitation Council published a specific section on resuscitation of patients with cardiac arrest after cardiac surgery in 2005.

Keywords: Re-Sternotomy Policy

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