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Table 2 Indication for referral to the coronary catheterization laboratory, culprit lesion, circulatory state at arrival in the coronary catheterization laboratory, rhythm at the time of the cardiac arrest

From: Mechanical chest compressions in the coronary catheterization laboratory to facilitate coronary intervention and survival in patients requiring prolonged resuscitation efforts

  All patients Expired Cath-lab Discharged Cath-lab Discharged Hospital
n = 32 (%) 17 (53) 15 (47) 8 (25)
Indication for cath-lab procedure
 STEMI 24 (75) 15 9 4
 non-STEMI 4 (13) 1 3 2
 Elective PCI 2 (6) 1 1 1
 Other 1 (3) 0 1 1
 Angiogram 1 (3) 0 1 0
Culprit lesion in coronary patients
 LM 10 (31) 6 4 2
 LAD 12 (38) 7 5 2
 LCx 2 (6) 0 2 2
 RCA 6 (19) 4 2 1
 Other 2 (6) 0 2 1
Circulatory state at the arrival to the cath-lab
 Cardiogenic shock 20 (62) 12 8 2
Initial rhythm at cardiac arrest
 VT/VF 5 (16) 1 4 2
 PEA 22 (69) 14 8 4
 Asystole 5 (16) 2 3 2
  1. Cath-lab coronary catheterization laboratory, STEMI ST-elevation myocardial infarction, non-STEMI non-ST-elevation myocardial infarction, PCI percutaneous coronary intervention, LM left main coronary artery, LAD left anterior descendent coronary artery, LCx left circumflex coronary artery, RCA right coronary artery, VT ventricular tachycardia, VF ventricular fibrillation, PEA pulseless electrical activity