Last updated on February 2019

Early Initiation of Extracorporeal Life Support in Refractory OHCA


Are you eligible to participate in this study?

You may be eligible for this study if you meet the following criteria:

  • Conditions: Cardiac Arrest | Sudden Cardiac Death | Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
  • Age: Between 18 - 70 Years
  • Gender: Male or Female

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. 18 - 70 years
  2. Witnessed OHCA
  3. Initial rhythm of VF/VT or AED administered
  4. Bystander BLS
  5. No ROSC

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. ROSC
  2. Terminal heart failure (NYHA III or IV)
  3. Severe pulmonary disease (COPD GIII of GIV)
  4. Oncological disease
  5. Pregnancy
  6. Bilateral femoral bypass surgery
  7. Pre-arrest CPC-score of 3 or 4
  8. Advanced directive
  9. Multitrauma (ISS >15)
  10. Start cannulation > 60 min after arrest

Recruitment Status: Open


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