Epidemiology and outcomes from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children: The resuscitation outcomes consortium epistry-cardiac arrest

Dianne L. Atkins, Siobhan Everson-Stewart, Gena K. Sears, Mohamud Ramzan Daya, Martin H. Osmond, Craig Warden, Robert A. Berg

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Background - Population-based data for pediatric cardiac arrest are scant and largely from urban areas. The Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) Epistry-Cardiac Arrest is a population-based emergency medical services registry of out-of-hospital nontraumatic cardiac arrest (OHCA). This study examined age-stratified incidence and outcomes of pediatric OHCA. We hypothesized that survival to hospital discharge is less frequent from pediatric OHCA than adult OHCA. Methods and Results - This prospective population-based cohort study in 11 US and Canadian ROC sites included persons

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1484-1491
Number of pages8
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - Mar 24 2009



  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Death, sudden
  • Epidemiology
  • Heart arrest
  • Pediatrics

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physiology (medical)
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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