Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Infection

  • Jean-François Timsit


The prognosis of out-of hospital cardiac arrest is poor [1, 2]. For every eight patients suffering from cardiac arrest, there were three immediate survivors, two at 24 hours, 1.5 leaving hospital alive, and one alive at one year [3]. Continuous information of the public and the health care workers about cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in the 1970s have led to a dramatic improvement in immediate survival from cardiac arrest.


Human Immunodeficiency Virus Cardiac Arrest Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Lower Respiratory Tract Infection Laryngeal Mask Airway 
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