Near infrared spectrophotometry (cerebral oximetry) in predicting the return of spontaneous circulation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest

Asim K., Gokhan E., Ozlem B., Ozcan Y., Deniz O., Kamil K., ...More

AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.32, no.1, pp.14-17, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Aim: We assessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients' cerebral oxygenation during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) using near infrared spectrophotometry (NIRS). We evaluated the relation between a rise in patients' cerebral saturation values between the start and end of CPR and return of spontaneous circulation.