Good news for cardiac arrest survivors

Most people who survive out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) maintain their independence and have a good quality of life a year after the event, according to Victorian research.

Published in Circulation, the study looked at all 15,113 cases of OHCA attended by paramedics in Victoria between 2010 and 2012. Resuscitation was attempted in 46% of them, with 13% of those surviving to hospital discharge. Over 90% of discharged patients were still alive one year on.