Table 1

Patients' overall and cerebral outcome

  • Overall (OPC) and cerebral (CPC) performance categories by Glasgow-Pittsburgh outcome categories6–8 11 12 of all patients suffering from out-of-hospital cardiac arrest of cardiac aetiology. OPC and CPC were assessed for the period immediately before cardiac arrest, at hospital discharge, and one year after hospital discharge. OPC1, good overall performance; OPC2, moderate disability; OPC3, severe disability; OPC4, coma or vegetative state; CPC1, good cerebral performance; CPC2, moderate cerebral disability; CPC3, severe cerebral disability; CPC4, coma or vegetative state.