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Table 2 OHCAa outcomes according to the call to amiodarone time

From: Impact of early intravenous amiodarone administration on neurological outcome in refractory ventricular fibrillation: retrospective analysis of prospectively collected prehospital data

OutcomesTotal
(n = 134)
Call-to-amiodarone administration intervalCall-to-amiodarone administration intervalp-value
≤20 min
(n = 49)
> 20 min
(n = 85)
Prehospital any ROSCb, n (%)48 (35.8)23 (46.9)25 (29.4)0.042
Survival at hospital arrival26 (19.4)15 (30.6)11 (12.9)0.013
Any ROSCb, n (%)55 (41.0)26 (53.1)29 (34.1)0.025
Survival admission, n (%)37 (27.6)22 (44.9)15 (17.6)0.001
Survival to discharge, n (%)24 (17.9)14 (28.6)10 (11.8)0.019
Good CPCc at hospital discharge, n (%)15 (11.2)11 (22.4)4 (4.7)0.004
  1. aOHCA Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, bROSC Return of spontaneous circulation, cCPC Cerebral performance category