Intraoperative cardiac arrests in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery: incidence, risk factors, and survival outcome.

@article{Goswami2012IntraoperativeCA,
  title={Intraoperative cardiac arrests in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery: incidence, risk factors, and survival outcome.},
  author={Sumeet Goswami and Joanne Brady and Desmond A. Jordan and Guohua Li},
  journal={Anesthesiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={117 5},
  pages={1018-26}
}
BACKGROUND Intraoperative cardiac arrest (ICA) is a rare but potentially catastrophic event. There is a paucity of recent epidemiological data on the incidence and risk factors for ICA. The objective of this study was to assess the incidence, risk factors, and survival outcome of ICAs in adults undergoing noncardiac surgery. METHODS The authors analyzed prospectively collected data for all noncardiac cases in the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program… CONTINUE READING