Background: Survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) remains poor. Acute coronary obstruction is a major cause of OHCA. We hypothesize that early coronary reperfusion will improve 24. h-survival and neurological outcomes. Methods: Total occlusion of the mid LAD was induced by balloon inflation in 27 pigs. After 5. min, VF was induced and left untreated for 8. min. If return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was achieved within 15. min (21/27 animals) of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), animals were randomized to a total of either 45. min (group A) or 4. h (group B) of LAD occlusion. Animals without ROSC after 15. min of CPR were classified as refractory VF (group C). In those pigs, CPR was continued up to 45. min of total LAD occlusion at which point reperfusion was achieved. CPR was continued until ROSC or another 10. min of CPR had been performed. Primary endpoints for groups A and B were 24-h survival and cerebral performance category (CPC). Primary endpoint for group C was ROSC before or after reperfusion. Results: Early compared to late reperfusion improved survival (10/11 versus 4/10, p=0.02), mean CPC (1.4. ±. 0.7 versus 2.5. ±. 0.6, p=0.017), LVEF (43. ±. 13 versus 32. ±. 9%, p=0.01), troponin I (37. ±. 28 versus 99. ±. 12, p=0.005) and CK-MB (11. ±. 4 versus 20.1. ±. 5, p=0.031) at 24-h after ROSC. ROSC was achieved in 4/6 animals only after reperfusion in group C. Conclusions: Early reperfusion after ischemic cardiac arrest improved 24. h survival rate and neurological function. In animals with refractory VF, reperfusion was necessary to achieve ROSC.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|State||Published - Feb 2014|
- 24h Survival rate
- Cerebral performance category (CPC) score
- Early coronary revascularization
- Return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC).