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Out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA)

Resources by topic selected by ACVC

Experts' Introduction

Treatment of the out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) patient remains a challenge from the very incident in the prehospital area to the rehabilitation after the event.

It is therefore an obvious focus area for the ACVC. Awareness campaigns and resuscitation courses for lay persons in conjunction with media campaigns have undoubtedly increased resuscitation attempts.

Furthermore, prehospital as well as in-hospital treatment has been improved over the last two decades, but mortality and morbidity remain high, with only approximately 1 in 10 surviving to hospital discharge.

Guideline recommended in-hospital interventions such as rapid revascularisation and targeted temperature management is very important, but we must do better.

ACVC will continue to promote research and deliver education in this arena. Our journal the EHJ-ACVC will therefore in the very near future have a focused issue on the OHCA patient including a ACVC position paper on cardiac arrest centres.


Christian-Hassager.jpgProf. Christian Hassager,  FESC

ACVC President, Denmark




Federico Guerra.PNGResources below have been selected by Dr. Federico Guerra

Young Member



ESC Clinical Practice Guidelines


Ventricular Arrhythmias and the Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death Guidelines (2015)


Tips & tricks

ACVC-Tipcs-tricks-OHCA-web.jpgWatch the 10 tips & tricks on OHCA

- A 15-minute video by Johannes Grand explaining the 10 tips and tricks to manage out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.







E-learning platform

escel-acca.jpgAccess a selection of relevant course in the field:


ESC clinical case gallery



ESC 365

ESC365-2019-Visual-Grey.jpgAll ESC congresses, webinars on the topic