Morbidity and Mortality Learning Points with Dr. Stull
1. Should Post-ROSC patients get cardiac cath?
- Cardiac arrest patients who have STEMI on EKG after ROSC tend to have good outcomes (overall survival and intact neurologic survival) if they get cath'ed.
- According to latest Australian study (all patients with ROSC from OHCA, not STEMI) OR for overall survival is 2.77 and OR 2.2 for good neurologic outcome
- VT/VF cardiac arrest patients who do not have a STEMI on EKG: improved survival and likelihood of good neurologic outcomes if cath'ed within 24 hours.
- Our cardiology department wants all post-ROSC VF/VT patients to have cath lab activation. All other post-ROSC cases, call cardiology to discuss need for cath lab
- All post-ROSC STEMI should go to cath lab no matter what their neuro status is