Cardiac Arrest/Code

  • Jürgen KnappEmail author
  • Michael Bernhard
  • Bernd W. Böttiger


The European Resuscitation Council and the American Heart Association have published the current guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation in October 2015. This chapter provides a short and practice-oriented overview of the management of patients suffering from cardiac arrest by adult advanced life support.


Cardiac arrest Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Defibrillation Ventricular fibrillation Asystole 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jürgen Knapp
    • 1
    Email author
  • Michael Bernhard
    • 2
  • Bernd W. Böttiger
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Anesthesiology and Pain MedicineUniversity Hospital of BernBernSwitzerland
  2. 2.Emergency DepartmentUniversity Hospital of DuesseldorfDuesseldorfGermany
  3. 3.Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care MedicineUniversity of Cologne School of MedicineCologneGermany

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