The success rate of CPR and its related factors in the emergency department of Ardabil Imam Khomeini hospital, 2013

Esmaeil Farzaneh, Firouz Amani, Lyla Mohammadian


Background: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a set of essential actions to rescue patients with cardiopulmonary arrest. The aim of this study was to assess results of CPR and related factors.

Methods: In this descriptive cross sectional study, 217 patients with cardiopulmonary arrest were studied. Success criteria of the CPR were spontaneous breathing and movement of the heart and lungs and confirmation it by supervisor and CPR team.

Results: From all patients, 139 (64.1%) patients were male and 78 (35.9%) were female. The mean age was 62 years and the most frequent age range was 60-75 (34.6%). Twenty-nine percent of CPRs were successful. There was a significant relation between CPR success rate with time duration of CPR and used drugs.  

Conclusion: The results showed that the success rate of CPR in the emergency department was 29%, which was similar to other studies in the country and world.


Cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Cardiopulmonary arrest, Sudden death

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