There is a difference in characteristics and outcome between women and men who suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest

  • Perers E
  • Abrahamsson P
  • Bång A
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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate whether there is a difference in characteristics and outcome in relation to gender among patients who suffer out of hospital cardiac arrest. Design: Observational study. Setting: The community of Goteborg. Patients: All patients in the community of Goteborg who suffered out of hospital cardiac arrest between 1980 and 1996, and in whom cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated. Main outcome measures: Factors at resuscitation and the proportion of patients being hospitalized and discharged from hospital. P values were corrected for age. Results: The women were older than the men (median of 73 vs. 69 years; P

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  • Cardiac arrest
  • Gender
  • Prognosis

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Authors

  • Elisabeth Perers

  • Putte Abrahamsson

  • Angela Bång

  • Johan Engdahl

  • Jonny Lindqvist

  • Björn W. Karlson

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