Intensive care medicine research agenda on cardiac arrest

Jerry P. Nolan, Robert A. Berg, Stephen Bernard, Bentley J Bobrow, Clifton W. Callaway, Tobias Cronberg, Rudolph W. Koster, Peter J. Kudenchuk, Graham Nichol, Gavin D. Perkins, Tom D. Rea, Claudio Sandroni, Jasmeet Soar, Kjetil Sunde, Alain Cariou

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Over the last 15 years, treatment of comatose post-cardiac arrest patients has evolved to include therapeutic strategies such as urgent coronary angiography with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), targeted temperature management (TTM)—requiring mechanical ventilation and sedation—and more sophisticated and cautious prognostication. In 2015, collaboration between the European Resuscitation Council (ERC) and the European Society for Intensive Care Medicine (ESICM) resulted in the first European guidelines on post-resuscitation care. This review addresses the major recent advances in the treatment of cardiac arrest, recent trials that have challenged current practice and the remaining areas of uncertainty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-12
Number of pages12
JournalIntensive Care Medicine
StateAccepted/In press - Mar 11 2017


  • Advanced life support
  • Basic life support
  • Cardiac arrest
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Post-resuscitation care
  • Prognostication

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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    Nolan, J. P., Berg, R. A., Bernard, S., Bobrow, B. J., Callaway, C. W., Cronberg, T., Koster, R. W., Kudenchuk, P. J., Nichol, G., Perkins, G. D., Rea, T. D., Sandroni, C., Soar, J., Sunde, K., & Cariou, A. (Accepted/In press). Intensive care medicine research agenda on cardiac arrest. Intensive Care Medicine, 1-12.