Hospitalized patients who have cardiac arrests are more likely to survive if the arrest happens on a weekday, instead of at night or on the weekend, a recent study found. ... improve patient safety and survival following cardiac arrest.
Family presence during cardiopulmonary resuscitation doesn't appear to affect safety, outcomes, study finds
The study examined adult patients who were in cardiac arrest, with the goal of evaluating patterns of care at facilities that had policies allowing family presence during CPR and those that ... Primary outcomes were return of spontaneous circulation,
Their scores were then compared to outcomes—whether the patient had actually had a cardiac arrest or ICU transfer—over the following 24 hours. ... The follow-up trial is also testing a version of Dr. Edelson's original project—the vital-signs-based
Patients were excluded if they presented with ST-elevation myocardial infarction, acute stroke, trauma, or cardiac arrest or if they were pregnant, admitted from a psychiatric unit, or transferred from another
Patients who receive dexmedetomidine after cardiac surgery may have lower postoperative rates of mortality as well as complications, according to a new study. ... The study's primary outcome measures were mortality and postoperative major adverse
If bupivacaine is accidentally administered intravenously instead of propofol, it may result in toxic blood concentrations and depressed cardiac conductivity and excitability. ... These may lead to atrioventricular block, ventricular arrhythmias, and
Modern advanced cardiovascular life support courses advocate therapeutic hypothermia for patients who require cardiopulmonary resuscitation after cardiac arrest.
They included the following:. Emphasize the protective value of the ICD against sudden cardiac arrest but no effect on the underlying cardiac condition separate from biventricular pacing or other functions of
Respiratory failure occurs frequently in association with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), heart failure, pneumonia, and sepsis and after cardiac arrest.
In a new analysis published online by Circulation on Jan. 3, researchers used data from RE-LY to specifically compare rates of MI, unstable angina, cardiac arrest and cardiac death between ... The analysis also compared the drugs on the composite of