Prehospital Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation in Acute Myocardial Infarction

Richard S. Crampton, Robert F. Aldrich, Roy Stillerman, Joseph Gascho

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To the Editor: The report by Lemire and Johnson1 of survival from inhospital cardiac arrest in 19.1 per cent of attempts at cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is encouraging and challenges all physicians to become skillful resuscitators as pointed out by Kravitz and Killip.2 Moreover, of 1204 hospitalized patients in whom CPR was attempted, 125 (10.4 per cent) survivors proved to have coronary heart disease and constituted the largest group (54.3 per cent) of inhospital survivors of cardiac arrest. We should like to point out that CPR undertaken outside the hospital, particularly in the early phase of acute myocardial infarction (AMI), has. No extract is available for articles shorter than 400 words.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1320-1321
Number of pages2
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Issue number24
StatePublished - Jun 15 1972

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  • Medicine(all)


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