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Table 1 Checklist - Inclusion Criteria for eCPR in our Center

From: Establishment of an extracorporeal cardio-pulmonary resuscitation program in Berlin – outcomes of 254 patients with refractory circulatory arrest


Cardiac arrest is witnessed

Bystander CPR

No active malignant disease

No frailty

The presumed time to eCPR less than 90 min

CAVE: Use of mechanical compression device (mandatory for transport)

Additionally after admission in hospital:

Technical possibility for cannulation (diameter of the vessels)

No critically bleeding