ARREST studies out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the province of North-Holland and the Twente region in the Netherlands. ARREST stands for AmsteRdam REsuscitation STudies, and records characteristics of out-of-hospital resuscitation attempts and studies risk factors of sudden cardiac arrest. This website provides background information of ARREST.

Sudden out-of-hospital cardiac arrest
In the Netherlands, 30.000 people have a sudden cardiac arrest each year, and approximately 7.500 out-of-hospital resuscitation attempts take place. Around 15 people die every day as a result of a cardiac arrest. Therefore, investigating which factors increase the risk of a cardiac arrest and studying how resuscitation attempts outside hospital are performed is very important. (source: ‘Reanimatie in Nederland, 2016 (Hartstichting)’ [Dutch]).



Visiting address
Academic Medical Center (AMC)
Loc. G4-229
Meibergdreef 9
1105 AZ Amsterdam

Mailing address
Academic Medical Center (AMC)
ARREST research, G4-229
PO Box 22660
1100 DD Amsterdam

020 - 566 9131