Six-year prospective audit of chest reopening after cardiac arrest.

@article{Mackay2002SixyearPA,
  title={Six-year prospective audit of chest reopening after cardiac arrest.},
  author={Jonathan H. Mackay and Sarah J. Powell and J Osgathorp and Chris Rozario},
  journal={European journal of cardio-thoracic surgery : official journal of the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery},
  year={2002},
  volume={22 3},
  pages={
          421-5
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To identify which patients benefit from chest reopening after cardiac arrest. SETTING Cardio-thoracic hospital undertaking full range of adult cardio-thoracic surgery. METHODS In-hospital arrests were prospectively audited over a 6-year period. Information was collected for every patient whose chest was reopened following cardiac arrest: location of arrest, type of arrest, specialty, time since surgery, time to chest reopening, location of chest opening, surgical findings on… CONTINUE READING
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