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Rupak Desai, Division of Cardiology Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 1670 Clairmont Rd, Decatur, GA 30033, USA. rdesa30@emory.edu

The authors report no relationships that could be construed as a conflict of interest.



  • cardiac arrest
  • OHCA
  • outcomes
  • mortality

Mortality in young adults following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Evidence from two nationwide propensity-matched cohorts in the United States a decade apart


Journal Title:

IJC Heart and Vasculature


Volume 38


, Pages 100937-100937

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Article | Final Publisher PDF


There have been significant improvements in the care of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patients in the past decade. Despite improving outcomes in the past decade, the overall OHCA-related mortality and disease burden among survivors measured by disease adjusted life years (DALYs) still remains high in the United States. Adult patients demonstrate poor outcomes following OHCA. However, the literature remains limited regarding OHCA in young population. An improvement in outcomes of OHCA in this age group with more targeted clinical data and interventions can directly translate to economic benefit to healthcare infrastructure. To examine the outcomes of OHCA in the young adults across a decade, we selected two propensity-score matched nationwide cohorts in the US a decade apart, from 2007 and 2017.

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