Intraoperative Cardiac Arrests in Non-Cardiac Surgery | News Brief

Researchers at Columbia University have found that intraoperative blood loss, as indicated by transfusion use, appears to be the most important predictor of intraoperative cardiac arrest (ICA) among adults undergoing non-cardiac surgery. The study demonstrated that the likelihood of ICA escalated as transfusion amounts increased:

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Source: Anesthesiology, November 2012.


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