Cardiac resuscitation: Is an advanced airway harmful during out-of-hospital CPR?

Nat Rev Cardiol. 2013 Apr;10(4):188-9. doi: 10.1038/nrcardio.2013.27. Epub 2013 Mar 5.

Abstract

In a new, observational study, survival and neurological outcome at 1 month after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest were worse in patients treated with an advanced airway than in those treated with bag–mask ventilation. These results contradict the common assumption that advanced airway management is associated with improved outcome.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation* / adverse effects
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation* / instrumentation
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation* / mortality
  • Emergency Medical Services / methods*
  • Humans
  • Intubation, Intratracheal* / adverse effects
  • Intubation, Intratracheal* / instrumentation
  • Intubation, Intratracheal* / mortality
  • Masks
  • Nervous System Diseases / etiology
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest / mortality
  • Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest / therapy*
  • Respiration, Artificial* / adverse effects
  • Respiration, Artificial* / instrumentation
  • Respiration, Artificial* / mortality
  • Risk Factors
  • Treatment Outcome