Amelioration of prehospital and ambulance death rates from coronary artery disease by prehospital emergency cardiac care

Richard S. Crampton, John R. Miles, Joseph A. Gascho, Robert F. Aldrich, Roy Stillerman, Stephen P. Michaelson, Arlene Wynbeek

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Abstract

During a three year period of community-wide prehospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation and emergency cardiac care, coronary death in ambulances fell by 75%, prehospital coronary death by 26%, and community coronary death by 15% in persons aged 30 to 69 years. Of those promptly resuscitated, prehospital, 60% survived longterm, and 13.4 lives were saved yearly per 100,000 people aged 30 to 69 years. The 8.8% hospital mortality for acute myocardial infarction and 5% frequency of cardiogenic shock of patients managed prehospital were remarkably lower than patients hospitalized by other means.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)19-23
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the American College of Emergency Physicians
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1975

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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