Retrospective study of the survival of patients who underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an intensive care unit.

@article{Moreira2002RetrospectiveSO,
  title={Retrospective study of the survival of patients who underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation in an intensive care unit.},
  author={Daniel Martins Moreira and Guilherme Mariante Neto and Marcelo Wierzynski Oliveira and Let{\'i}cia Biscaino Alves and Lu{\'i}s Carlos Chorazje Adamatti and Eliana de Andrade Trotta and S{\'i}lvia Regina Rios Vieira},
  journal={Arquivos brasileiros de cardiologia},
  year={2002},
  volume={78 6},
  pages={545-52}
}
OBJECTIVE To evaluate clinical and evolutive characteristics of patients admitted in an intensive care unit after cardiopulmonary resuscitation, identifying prognostic survival factors. METHODS A retrospective study of 136 patients admitted between 1995 and 1999 to an intensive care unit, evaluating clinical conditions, mechanisms and causes of cardiopulmonary arrest, and their relation to hospital mortality. RESULTS A 76% mortality rate independent of age and sex was observed. Asystole was… CONTINUE READING