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

This study has been completed.
Helsinki University Central Hospital
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
jouni kurola, Kuopio University Hospital Identifier:
First received: February 9, 2011
Last updated: January 30, 2015
Last verified: January 2015
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 Intervention
Cardiac Arrest
Other: No intervention

Study Type: Observational
Study Design: Observational Model: Cohort
Time Perspective: Prospective
Official Title: FinnResusci: Epidemiology and Cost-effectiveness of Out-Of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Finland

Resource links provided by NLM:

Further study details as provided by jouni kurola, Kuopio University Hospital:

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

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • 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

Enrollment: 2600
Study Start Date: March 2010
Study Completion Date: October 2014
Primary Completion Date: October 2014 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Groups/Cohorts Assigned Interventions
Single group study Other: No intervention
Observational study, no interventions


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:

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: 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 Identifier: NCT01295424     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: KUH 5070212
Study First Received: February 9, 2011
Last Updated: January 30, 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 processed this record on May 25, 2017