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Epidemiology and Cost-effectiveness of Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Finland (FINNRESUSCI)

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01295424
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : February 14, 2011
Last Update Posted : February 2, 2015
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Study Description
Brief Summary:
Observational study of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrest during 6 months in regional areas of Helsinki University Hospital and Kuopio University Hospital from activation of EMS system until follow up to 6 months of survival.Simultaneous observation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest primary survivors admitted to all Finnish ICUs.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment
Cardiac Arrest Other: No intervention

Study Design

Study Type : Observational
Actual Enrollment : 2600 participants
Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: FinnResusci: Epidemiology and Cost-effectiveness of Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Finland
Study Start Date : March 2010
Primary Completion Date : October 2014
Study Completion Date : October 2014

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Groups and Cohorts

Group/Cohort Intervention/treatment
Single group study Other: No intervention
Observational study, no interventions

Outcome Measures

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Alive at hospital discharge (time frame: Hospital discharge day) [ Time Frame: 12 hours ]
    alive at hospital discharge

Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. CPC (time frame: 1 year after cardiac arrest) [ Time Frame: 1 year ]
    Neurologic outcome (Cerebral Performance Category) at one year after out of hospital cardiac arrest.

Biospecimen Retention:   Samples Without DNA

Eligibility Criteria

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Ages Eligible for Study:   Child, Adult, Senior
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No
Sampling Method:   Non-Probability Sample
Study Population
Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients

Exclusion Criteria:

Contacts and Locations

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT01295424

Kuopio University Hospital
Kuopio, Finland, 70211
Sponsors and Collaborators
Kuopio University Hospital
Helsinki University Central Hospital
Study Director: Tom Silfvast, MD, PhD Helsinki University Central Hospital
More Information

Responsible Party: jouni kurola, Chief Physician, Kuopio University Hospital
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT01295424     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KUH 5070212
First Posted: February 14, 2011    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: February 2, 2015
Last Verified: January 2015

Keywords provided by jouni kurola, Kuopio University Hospital:
Cardiac Arrest
Intensive Care Unit
Emergency Medical Service

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Heart Arrest
Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest
Heart Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases