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Clinical Antecedents Prior to an In-Hospital Cardiopulmonary Arrest

Purpose:

To identify conditions affecting an inpatient that were reported by Schein et al as preceding a cardiopulmonary arrest.

Specialty:

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Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, severity, prognosis, stage, differential diagnosis and mimics, red flags

ICD-10:

I46

Description:

Schein et al identified a number of clinical findings that may precede a cardiopulmonary arrest. These can help to identify a patient who may benefit from closer monitoring and more aggressive management. The authors are from the Veterans Administration Medical Center and University of Miami in Miami, Florida.

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