Modeling Hospital-Wide Extracorporeal Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Pros and Cons

Shiksha Joshi, Sandipan Shringi, Manpreet Sira & Maya Guglin
Background We aimed to analyze the potential benefits of implementing a hospital-wide extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation (ECPR) protocol. Methods We analyzed in-hospital cardiac arrests in a large, academic hospital for two consecutive years. For this model, we assumed that ECPR would be started in all adults, with no upper age limit, who have a full code status. We excluded codes lasting <15 minutes, arrests with asystole as an initial rhythm, and patients with hemorrhagic shock or...
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