alexa "Probability of successful defibrillation" as a monitor during CPR in out-of-hospital cardiac arrested patients.


Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Author(s): Eftestl T, Sunde K, Aase SO, Husy JH, Steen PA

Abstract Share this page

Abstract The frequency spectrum of the ECG in ventricular fibrillation (VF) correlates with myocardial perfusion and might predict defibrillation success defined as return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). The predictive power increases when more spectral variables are combined, but the complex information can be difficult to handle during the intensity of CPR. We therefore developed a method for expressing this multidimensional information in a single reproducible variable reflecting the probability of defibrillation success. This is based on the highest performing predictor for ROSC after 883 shocks given to 156 patients with VF. This was a combination of two decorrelated spectral features based on a principal component analysis of an original feature set with information on centroid frequency, peak power frequency, spectral flatness and energy. The function "Probability of defibrillation success" (P(ROSC)(v)) was developed by a 2-dimensional histogram technique. P(ROSC)(v) discriminated between shocks followed by ROSC and No-ROSC (P<0.0001). The present methodology indicates a possible way to develop a CPR monitor.
This article was published in Resuscitation and referenced in Journal of Clinical & Experimental Cardiology

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version