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HIV seroprevalence among adults treated for cardiac arrest before reaching a medical facility--Seattle, Washington, 1989-1990.

August 30, 1992
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 1992 May 29;41(21):381-3. Unique Identifier :

As part of an ongoing study of determinants of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, the Seattle-King County Department of Health conducted an anonymous human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) serosurvey of these patients in Seattle from January 1989 through December 1990. The serum specimens were obtained from patients for whom cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated by bystanders or emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and for whom endotracheal intubation and intravenous therapy were administered by paramedics. This report summarizes preliminary findings from this survey.

Adolescence Adult Aged Aged, 80 and over Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Emergencies Female Heart Arrest/COMPLICATIONS/*THERAPY Human HIV Seropositivity/COMPLICATIONS/DIAGNOSIS *HIV Seroprevalence Male Middle Age Washington/EPIDEMIOLOGY JOURNAL ARTICLE