ICU type affects outcomes for cardiac arrest, study finds

08/15/2011 | U.S. News & World Report

Cardiac arrest patients who were treated at general intensive care units had a higher mortality risk compared with those who were treated at coronary care or cardiac surgical ICUs, according to a Canadian study of 517 patients at four hospitals. Among the factors associated with high risk of death in the general ICU were pulseless electrical activity, asystolic arrest and longer resuscitation periods, researchers wrote in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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