J Accid Emerg Med 12:34-39 doi:10.1136/emj.12.1.34
  • Research Article

Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: two and a half years experience of an accident and emergency department in Hong Kong.

  1. T W Wong,
  2. K C Yeung
  1. Accident & Emergency Department, Kwong Wah Hospital, Yaumati, Kowloon, Hong Kong.


      The results are presented of 2 1/2 years of experience of patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrests who were resuscitated in an accident and emergency department (A&E) attached to an acute district hospital in Hong Kong. Out of 263 cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest as a result of a variety of causes only seven patients survived (3%) and among the 135 patients with cardiac aetiology only four survived (3%). Ways to improve the outcome for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are discussed.

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