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Table 1 Demographic, clinical and resuscitation characteristics of non heart beating donors admitted to the authors' institution (n = 63)

From: Kidney retrieval after sudden out of hospital refractory cardiac arrest: a cohort of uncontrolled non heart beating donors

Male sex – n (%) 54 (86%)
Age – years 41 ± 10
Location of cardiac arrest – %  
Home 52.4%
Outdoors 30.2%
Workplace 15.8%
Psychiatric hospital 1.6%
Maastricht 1/2 – n (%) 54 (86%)/9(14%)
CPR performed by bystanders (%) 39%
Automated external defibrillation by emergency medical technicians 37%
Temporary return to spontaneous circulation during advanced life support – n (%) 5 (8%)
Duration of spontaneous circulation – minute (± SD) 11 ± 7
End-Tidal carbon dioxide at admission (n = 31) – mmHg 13 ± 12
Temperature at admission – °C 33 ± 2
Interval between phone SAMU call to ICU admission – minutes 48 (13–120)
Interval (minutes median (min-max)) from collapse  
To phone call from bystanders to the advanced life support 0 (0–28)
To external cardiac massage 5 (0–30)
To CPR for basic life support 10 (1–40)
To CPR for advanced life support 18 (0–56)
To discontinuation of unsuccessful CPR 35 (20–95)
To departure from the site 61 (35–130)
To arrival at our hospital 105 (65–163)
To aortic catheter placement 144 (105–185)
Cold ischaemia (DBC insertion to transplantation)-hours median (min-max) 12 h 52 (8 h 30–18 h 00)
Interval from aortic catheter placement to retrieval – minute median (min-max) 175 (110–225)
  1. Data expressed as mean ± standard deviation (SD) unless stated otherwise.
  2. CPR = cardiopulmonary resuscitation; DBC = double balloon catheter; ICU = intensive care unit.