Early beta-blockers for noncardiac surgery associated with improved outcomes for higher-risk patients
Cardiac morbidity, defined as cardiac arrest or Q-wave myocardial infarction, occurred among 0.9% (95% CI, 0.8% to 0.9%) of patients. ... Among patients undergoing nonvascular surgery, β-blocker exposure was also associated with a lower rate of nonfatal
The key to reducing deaths from in-hospital cardiac arrest may be preventing them from occurring. ... and lead developer of the electronic cardiac arrest triage (eCART) early warning score, a software tool marketed by AgileMD.
Researchers searched the MEDLINE database for articles between 1980 and 2008 that reported original outcome data in critically ill or cardiac arrest patients and claimed the data could support or refute ... The original criteria for quantitative futility
Overall, 1,190,860 patients had a hospitalization for cardiac arrest over the study period. ... hospitalized with cardiac arrest in the United States from 2001 to 2009,” the authors wrote.
resuscitation from cardiac arrest, researchers found. ... Patient inclusion criteria were age 17 years or older, nontraumatic cardiac arrest, cardiopulmonary resuscitation within 24 hours prior to ICU arrival, and arterial blood gas analysis performed
Points of “continued emphasis” include that providers should take no more than 10 seconds to see if a pulse is present; be trained to spot unusual presentations of sudden cardiac arrest; ... The guidelines also identify these objectives of
This month's issue focuses on recent shortages of IV opioids and saline, door-to-diuretic time, and in-hospital cardiac arrest. ... Other feature articles dive into the debate over whether door-to-diuretic time affects outcomes from heart failure
Patients who were kept at 33 C for 48 hours after cardiac arrest had a slight, but not significant, improvement in cognitive performance at six months. ... The trial included 355 adult, unconscious patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest who were
Of 367 patients who underwent targeted temperature management in the ICU after cardiac arrest, 34.4% of white patients and 21.7% of nonwhite patients had a good outcome, defined as ... Our findings suggest that improving rapid access to medical attention
6.4%) in the AED group, and only 160 of the deaths were from cardiac arrest. ... Only about a third of people who collapse from cardiac arrest get CPR help from bystanders, the AHA said.