Table 1

Socio-demographical and medical variables
Co morbidities
▪Chronic heart failure (NYHA 3 or worse)
▪Previous acute myocardial infarction
▪Ischemic heart disease
▪Previous cardiac arrhythmia
▪Arterial hypertension
▪Previous neurological disease
▪Diabetes mellitus
▪Asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
Pre-hospital variables (only CA patients)
▪Location of cardiac arrest
▪Bystander witnessed arrest
▪Bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)
▪First monitored rhythm at arrival of emergency medical service
▪Use of active compression-decompression device
▪Time from cardiac arrest to start of basic life support
▪Time from arrest to start of advanced life support
▪Time from arrest to return of spontaneous circulation
▪Cardiac interventions
▪Percutaneous coronary intervention
▪Coronary bypass grafting
▪Valvular surgery
▪Implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
Hospital length-of-stay
Pre-arrest Cerebral Performance Category (CPC)
Level of education (≥12 years/<12 years)
Medications at the time of the arrest (MI)
Medications at the time of the follow-up
Disabilities that could affect the test performance
Time from CA/MI to follow-up
Employment status (pre-arrest/follow-up)
Place of stay at the time of follow-up

Lilja et al.

Lilja et al. BMC Cardiovascular Disorders 2013 13:85   doi:10.1186/1471-2261-13-85

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