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Is there a difference between women and men in characteristics and outcome after in hospital cardiac arrest?
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2001 (English)In: Resuscitation, ISSN 0300-9572, E-ISSN 1873-1570, Vol. 49, no 1, 15-23 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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AIM: To describe the characteristics and outcome among patients suffering from an in-hospital cardiac arrest in women and men. METHODS: All patients who suffered an in-hospital cardiac arrest during a 4 year period in Sahlgrenska Hospital Göteborg, Sweden, where the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) team was called, were recorded and described prospectively in terms of characteristics and outcome. RESULTS: There were 557 patients suffering in-hospital cardiac arrest in whom the CPR-team was alerted. Among them, 217 (39%) were women. Women differed from men having a lower prevalence of earlier myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, renal disease and a higher prevalence of rheumatic disease. In terms of aetiology of the cardiac arrest, 47% men and 48% women were judged to have had a confirmed or possible AMI. More men than women were found in ventricular fibrillation/ventricular tachycardia (VF/VT) (57 vs. 41%; P<0.001), whereas more women were found in pulseless electrical activity (30 vs. 15%; P<0.0001). Cerebral performance categories (CPC)-score at discharge did not differ between men and women. Among women, 36.4% survived to discharge as compared with 38.0% among men (NS). Survival from VF/VT was 64.3% in women and 52.7% in men (NS). When correcting for dissimilarities at baseline, the adjusted odd ratio for being discharged alive from hospital among women as compared with men was 1.66 (95% confidence limit 1.06-2.62; P=0.028).

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Elsevier Ireland Ltd , 2001. Vol. 49, no 1, 15-23 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hb:diva-7927DOI: 10.1016/S0300-9572(00)00342-7Local ID: 2320/8858OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hb-7927DiVA: diva2:888809
Available from: 2015-12-22 Created: 2015-12-22 Last updated: 2017-09-26Bibliographically approved

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