Mechanisms and immediate outcome of in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with advanced heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.

@article{Faggiano2001MechanismsAI,
  title={Mechanisms and immediate outcome of in-hospital cardiac arrest in patients with advanced heart failure secondary to ischemic or idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Pompilio Massimo Faggiano and A D'aloia and Anna Gualeni and Armando Gardini and Alessandro Giordano},
  journal={The American journal of cardiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 5},
  pages={655-7, A10-1}
}
To differentiate patients with congestive heart failure who are more prone to develop malignant ventricular tachyarrhythmias or severe bradyarrhythmias as the terminal event, we retrospectively evaluated a group of 48 patients with advanced heart failure who experienced a monitored cardiac arrest during hospital stay. We found no significant differences with respect to several variables, apart from clinical status, which was worse in patients whose cardiac arrest was precipitated by severe… CONTINUE READING