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Table 3 Selected reported cases of autoresuscitation.

From: Donation after cardiocirculatory death: a call for a moratorium pending full public disclosure and fully informed consent

Author Age (yr) Diagnosis Rhythm Min* Outcome EKG AL Obs
Letellier [25] 80 Pulmonary edema asystole 5 normal + - +
Voekkel [26] 55 Sudden death asystole 7 death at 3 d + - +
MacGillivray [27] 76 COPD asystole 5 death 24 hr later + - +
Rosengarten [28] 36 asthma EMD 5 normal + - +
Abdullah [29] 93 sepsis asystole 5 not stated + ? +
Al-Ansari [30] 63 COPD asystole 3 normal + - +
Frolich [31] 67 MI asystole 5 normal d3; death d7 + + +
Casielles-Garcia [32] 94 hemorrhage EMD 3 death at 18 d + + +
Maleck [33] 80 sepsis asystole < 5 death at d2 + + +
Quick [34] 70 hyperkalemia asystole 8 normal - - +
Ben-David [35] 66 sudden VF asystole 10 normal - - +
Monticelli [36] 78 MI asystole > 10 death at 19 hr - - +
  1. Monitoring of the patient is either present (+) or absent (-); the mode of monitoring is by continuous electrocardiogram (ECG), arterial line (AL), and/or continuous clinical bedside observation (Obs). COPD: chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; EMD: electromechanical dissociation; MI: myocardial infarction; VF: ventricular fibrillation. *Min: time in minutes from stopping resuscitation in the stated rhythm to return of circulation.
  2. This Table is modified and reproduced with permission of the author, and was originally published in [37].