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Table 1 Patients who survived autoresuscitation to hospital discharge (n = 22)

From: Autoresuscitation (Lazarus phenomenon) after termination of cardiopulmonary resuscitation - a scoping review

CaseReferenceAge (y)In-hospital (I) 14 Prehospital (P) 8Rhythm when resuscitation abandonedDuration of resuscitation (min)Signs of life first noticed (min)Delay before death (s,h,d,m)CPC
56 ± 24 (range 0.9–84)Asystole 12 (55%); VF 4 (18%); PEA 3 (14%); Not stated 3 (14%)30 (IQR 25–47.5; range 5–75)5.5 (IQR 3.5–10; range 1–20)CPC 1–2
1)[2]68IVF75201
2)[34]67I“Abnormal”3041
3)[35]81IAsystole52f1
4)[36]50IAsystole3028 m1
5)[59]36IPEA2531
6)[60]84PVF1551
7)[61]27PAsystole> 25a11
8)[62]21IAsystole30101
9)[63]80IAsystole2051
10)[64]66IAsystole18101
11)[65]66PPEA4551
12)[66]83INS6071
13)[67]70IAsystole3481
14)[23]66PVF> 30aNSb2 (right sided hemiparesis)
15)[23]71IAsystole35NSb1
16)[68]63PAsystole70NS d1
17)[69]51IAsystole613.52 (R arm weakness and partial amnesia)
18)[70]54PPEA50NSd1
19)[71]69IAsystole2510e3/Hypoxic brain damage
20)[8]47PVF26153 m3/Hypoxic brain damage
21)[72]0.92IAsystoleNSc156 weeks3/Died progressive cardiomyopathy
22)[73]1.5PNSNSa63/Severe disability at 1y
  1. ALS denotes advanced life support, BLS basic life support, CPC cerebral performance category, ED emergency department, IQR interquartile range, PEA pulseless electrical activity, NS not stated, VF ventricular fibrillation; aBLS on scene + ALS in ambulance + ED; duration was considered =25 min and = 30 min for the analysis; b “moments”; c Intermittent over hours; d < 10 min; e = Alive at end of case report; f “few days