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Letters Cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Authors’ reply to Samuel

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 06 November 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e7387
  1. Jerry P Nolan, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine1,
  2. Jasmeet Soar, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine2,
  3. Gavin D Perkins, professor of critical care medicine3
  1. 1Royal United Hospital, Bath BA1 3NG, UK
  2. 2Southmead Hospital, North Bristol NHS Trust, Bristol, UK
  3. 3University of Warwick, Warwick Medical School, Warwick, UK
  1. jerry.nolan{at}

Our review was meant to provide a general overview of current guidelines, introduce recent developments, and highlight areas of current controversy.1 2 We included links to the in-depth international cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) guidelines for readers seeking additional information.

To answer the queries raised by Samuel, we refer readers to the International Liaison Committee for Resuscitation (ILCOR) systematic review on treatment of cardiac arrest secondary to pulmonary embolus. …

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