Table 1

Physiological parameters of interest.

Physiological parameters of interest
The following parameters are suggested to encourage data collection and stimulate research in a cardiac arrest management. It should be noted that they are not known markers of improved clinical outcome.
Parameter of interestParameter targets
Systolic blood pressure (mm Hg)607080
Diastolic blood pressure (mm Hg)253040
Central venous pressure (mm Hg)51020
Coronary perfusion pressure (mm Hg)101520
End-tidal CO2 (mm Hg)101520
End-tidal CO2 (kPa)1.322.7
Base excess (mmol/l)−10−7.5-5
Oxygen saturation (%)708090
Cerebral oximetry (Near infrared spectroscopy) (%)253040
  • Green, amber and red indicate potential impact of the physiological parameters achieved during cardiac arrest on restoration of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) and could be used to guide future research. Clinical decisions regarding cessation of resuscitation should not be based only on these parameters.