Cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a hospitalized population: prospective study of factors associated with outcome.


A prospective study of advanced cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was carried out on 226 patients in order to examine factors predicting successful resuscitation and 6 month survival. The mean age of all patients was 70 years and median age was 74. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation was successful in 40.5% (137) of all arrests and in 48.7% (110) of the first… (More)