Study shows best places to have in-house cardiac arrest

05/3/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Patients who have an in-hospital cardiac arrest have the best neurological outcomes if it occurs in an operating room or a post-anesthesia care unit, University of Michigan researchers reported in the journal Anesthesiology. Data showed patients with pulseless electrical activity events had poorer survival to discharge rates in ICUs, compared with general units, but the ICU or telemetry were the best places for pulseless ventricular tachycardia.

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