General Information

The purpose of this study is to create an international clinical data registry that will be used for current and future research projects involving the study of post-cardiac arrest patients and the clinical characteristics and prognostic factors that affect neurologic outcome. Our ultimate goal is to come up with a prediction model for prognostication in cardiac arrest, using multiple modalities that are already clinically in use, but in a more standardized fashion. Our hope is that these tools in combination will be able to more accurately predict outcome for patients initially comatose following cardiac arrest.

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MOCHA is an observational prospective study analyzing different clinical parameters as predictors of neurological outcome in patients with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy.

Almost all survivors are eligible, regardless of pre-morbid clinical status, etiology of cardiac arrest, post-cardiac arrest neurological status, treatment, and even if the patient is not a chill alert. 

The MOCHA study is currently recruiting sites. If interested, please contact the MOCHA study team: