return of spontaneous circulation


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return of spontaneous circulation

Cardiology A palpable pulse which is present after clinically documented asystole. See Atrial fibrillation.

return of spontaneous circulation

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ROSC

In cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), the resumption of a normal heart rhythm with a perceptible pulse. ROSC differs from the ultimate goal of CPR, which is the survival of the patient, without injury to the brain, heart, kidneys, lungs, or other organs.
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Changes in T lymphocyte counts in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients during the first 3 days after return of spontaneous circulation
Morrison, "Survival rates in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients transported without prehospital return of spontaneous circulation: an observational cohort study," Resuscitation, vol.
First being a cardiac arrest, where the resources were on scene within minutes, commenced CPR and upon arrival of the ambulances they managed to get a 'return of spontaneous circulation'.
Caption: Figure 1: Effect of different dosage of probucol on the return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) rate in rats after induced cardiac arrest (CA) and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
For OHCA cases, the return of spontaneous circulation within two hours ([ROSC.sub.2h]) rate refers to the percentage of the OHCA patients who have recovered their pulses after the on-scene triage.
Elapsed time before return of spontaneous circulation was 30 minutes.
Return of spontaneous circulation was achieved after successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation and intravenous vasoconstrictor injection.
Objective: To determine the differences between the factors such as return of spontaneous circulation positivity, duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and cardiac rhythm at first arrival affecting neurological outcomes in cardiac-arrest cases.
After the return of spontaneous circulation (RSOC), vital signs were normal.
Patients had experienced the return of spontaneous circulation and were comatose upon hospital admission.
CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; ED, emergency department; ROSC, return of spontaneous circulation.