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Decision Rule for Discontinuation of Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation

Purpose:

To determine if a patient has any chance for benefit from resuscitation after cardiac arrest in the hospital.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases

Objective:

ICD-10:

I46

Description:

Many patients receiving resuscitation after cardiac arrest in the hospital die before they can be discharged from the hospital. The presence of 3 clinical findings identify those patients with no chance of being discharged alive from the hospital and may identify patients where further efforts can be discontinued as futile. The study was performed in Ottawa, Canada.

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