Cardiopulmonary Arrest Outcome in Nemazee Hospital, Southern Iran


Sh Bolandparvaz 1 , A Mohammadzadeh 1 , Afshin Amini 2 , * , HR Abbasi 1 , MM Ahmadi 1 , S Ghaffari-pour 1

1 Trauma Research Center, Department of Surgery,Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, Fars, Iran

2 Assiatant Professor of Department of Anesthesiology, Faghihi Hospital, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences, [email protected], Fars, Iran

How to Cite: Bolandparvaz S, Mohammadzadeh A, Amini A, Abbasi H, Ahmadi M, et al. Cardiopulmonary Arrest Outcome in Nemazee Hospital, Southern Iran, Iran Red Crescent Med J. Online ahead of Print ; 11(4):437-441.


Iranian Red Crescent Medical Journal: 11 (4); 437-441
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 10, 2009
Accepted: July 5, 2009




Background: Many factors are important determinants in the outcome of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) such as quality of CPR, age of patients, co morbidities, time and location of arrest, and skill of rescuers. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of CPR in Shiraz, southern Iran.


Methods: From October 2007 to March 2008, all patients who received in-hospital CPR in Nemazee Hospital affiliated to Shiraz University of Medical Sciences were enrolled. Two standard scales of ROSC (Return of Spontaneous Circulation) and DR (Discharge Rate) were used to evaluate the efficacy of CPR.


Results: Two hundred and seventy one patients (45.1%) had ROSC while 329 (54.9%) died immediately after resuscitation. Among ROSC patients, 18 (6.6%) cases were discharged from the hospital (3% of study population).


Conclusion: Although ROSC was comparable with developed countries, but the DR was lower. It shows that in our area, post-resuscitation care needs more attention in relation to organized trainings and the skills in post-resuscitation care together with expansion of the facilities.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation Survival Rate In-hospital arrest

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