EuReCa - The European Registry of Cardiac Arrest and the related studies

Resusc Plus. 2024 May 23:19:100666. doi: 10.1016/j.resplu.2024.100666. eCollection 2024 Sep.


Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) is a major health issue throughout Europe. Due to limited knowledge about the epidemiology of OHCA in Europe, in 2011, the European Registry of Cardiac Arrest (EuReCa) project was established. Initially based on existing resuscitation registries in a few countries, the network expanded and in October 2014 the EuReCa ONE study was launched, bringing together 27 countries and showing that appropriate data acquisition (10,682 cases submitted) is feasible within Europe. EuReCa TWO was conducted from October to December 2017 and included 37,054 cases. EuReCa THREE data collection was carried out from September to November 2022 and data analysis is currently being conducted. EuReCa TWO and THREE studies generated more robust data, with both studies covering 3-month periods in 28 countries, respectively. While EuReCa TWO focused on the bystander, EuReCa THREE investigated the impact of time-related aspects (time from call to scene, time at scene, transport times and other) on resuscitation outcomes. EuReCa is a network supporting countries in their ambition to establishing continuously running registries as quality management tools and for scientific work.

Keywords: Epidemiology; EuReCa; Out of hospital cardiac arrest; Response time; Resuscitation registry.