Perioperative cardiac arrest: a study of 53,718 anaesthetics over 9 yr from a Brazilian teaching hospital.

  title={Perioperative cardiac arrest: a study of 53,718 anaesthetics over 9 yr from a Brazilian teaching hospital.},
  author={Leandro Gobbo Braz and Norma Sueli Pinheiro M{\'o}dolo and Paulo Hil{\'a}rio Saldiva do Nascimento and Bruno Augusto Moura Bruschi and Yara Marcondes Machado Castiglia and Eliana Marisa Ganem and L{\'i}dia Raquel de Carvalho and Jos{\'e} Reinaldo Cerqueira Braz},
  journal={British journal of anaesthesia},
  volume={96 5},
BACKGROUND Little information exists regarding factors influencing perioperative cardiac arrests and their outcome. This survey evaluated the incidence, causes and outcome of perioperative cardiac arrests in a Brazilian tertiary general teaching hospital between April 1996 and March 2005. METHODS The incidence of cardiac arrest during anaesthesia was prospectively identified from an anaesthesia database. There were 53,718 anaesthetics during the study period. Data collected included patient… CONTINUE READING

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