A Perspective on Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome

  • Mayuki Aibiki
  • Susumu Yamashita

About this book


This book presents a valuable new perspective on Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome (PCAS), which was defined as system failure following whole-body ischemia-reperfusion injuries by the 2008 International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation. Recently, improving the survival rate of PCAS has become a major priority all over the world.

A Perspective on Post-Cardiac Arrest Syndrome addresses various aspects, including: neurological outcomes in non-convulsive status epilepticus, target temperature management, interventions for PCAS after acute coronary syndrome, the significance of measuring lactate clearance, a specific scoring system in prognostication for PCAS, therapeutic indications for suicide hanging cases.

This book will help a broad readership, including emergency physicians, intensivists, cardiologists and neurologists treating PCAS patients, to understand the history, current issues and future challenges in PCAS, presented by respected experts in this field.


System failure Ischemia-reperfusion injuries Nonconvulsive status epilepticus Neurological outcomes Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Editors and affiliations

  • Mayuki Aibiki
    • 1
  • Susumu Yamashita
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Emergency and Critical Care MedicineEhime University Graduate School of MedicineToonJapan
  2. 2.Department of Emergency MedicineTokuyama Central HospitalShunanJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-1098-0
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-1099-7
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Internal Medicine & Dermatology