Korean Cardiac Arrest Research Consortium

Korean Cardiac Arrest Research Consortium


Lead sponsor: Korean Cardiac Arrest Research Consortium

Source Korean Cardiac Arrest Research Consortium
Brief Summary

This study will evaluated the epidemiology and the outcomes of patients suffering out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with presumed cardiac etiology in Korea.

Detailed Description

The Korean Cardiac Arrest Research Consortium (KoCARC) is a collaborative research network developed to comprehend various researches conducted in the field of out-of-cardiac arrest resuscitation and to strengthen the cooperative effort in conducting studies. It was organized in 2014 with recruitment of hospitals willing to participate voluntarily to the consortium.

Not only for emergency medicine, but KoCARC is expanding the research collaboration with cardiology, preventive medicine and epidemiology as well. To enhance the professionalism and effectiveness in research, seven research committees, which consists of Epidemiology and Preventive Research Committee (EPR), Community Resuscitation Research Committee (CRR), EMS Resuscitation Research Committee (ERR), Hospital Resuscitation Research Committee (HRR), Hypothermia and Post-resuscitation Care Research Committee (HPR), Cardiac Care Resuscitation Committee (CCR) and Pediatric Resuscitation Research Committee (PRR). Also Data Safety and Monitoring Board Committee (DSMB) is organized to provide annual review and Security and Ethics Committee to oversight security and ethical issues in research. Monthly meeting of interdisciplinary steering committee, consists of the consortium chair, steering committee chair, each research committee chair and secretary committee, is held to approve the proposed research agendas and to mediate between multi-center trial participating hospitals.

KoCARC registry is a data collecting system composed of OHCA risk and prognostic variables developed to provide the platform to researches conducted in KoCARC.

Overall Status Recruiting
Start Date October 1, 2015
Completion Date December 31, 2020
Primary Completion Date December 31, 2020
Study Type Observational [Patient Registry]
Primary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Survival at 6 month 6 months after cardiac arrest
Secondary Outcome
Measure Time Frame
Good neurological recovery at 6 month 6 months after cardiac arrest
Enrollment 5000

Intervention type: Other

Intervention name: No intervention planned

Description: No intervention planned


Sampling method: Non-Probability Sample


Inclusion Criteria:

- OHCA patients who were transported to participating emergency department (ED) by emergency medical service with resuscitation efforts and whose arrest was identified as a presumed cardiac etiology by emergency physicians in ED.

Exclusion Criteria:

- OHCA with terminal illness documented by medical record, under hospice care, with pregnancy, with pre-documented 'Do Not Resuscitate' card

- OHCA of definite non-cardiac etiology, including trauma, drowning, poisoning, burn, asphyxia, or hanging

Gender: All

Minimum age: N/A

Maximum age: N/A

Healthy volunteers: No

Overall Official
Last Name Role Affiliation
Sung Oh Hwang, MD Study Chair Korean Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Consortium
Overall Contact

Last name: KoCARC Coordination Center

Phone: 82-2-2072-4052

Email: [email protected]

facility status contact Korean Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Consortium Kyoung Jun Song, MD
Location Countries

Korea, Republic of

Verification Date

December 2019

Responsible Party

Responsible party type: Principal Investigator

Investigator affiliation: Korean Cardiac Arrest Research Consortium

Investigator full name: Hwang

Investigator title: Study Chair

Has Expanded Access No
Condition Browse
Patient Data Undecided
Study Design Info

Observational model: Case-Only

Time perspective: Prospective

Source: ClinicalTrials.gov