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Patients with a history of diabetes have a lower survival rate after in-hospital cardiac arrest.

Authors
  • Petursson, P
  • Gudbjörnsdottir, S
  • Aune, S
  • Svensson, L
  • Oddby, E
  • Sjöland, H
  • Herlitz, J
Type
Published Article
Journal
Resuscitation
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2008
Volume
76
Issue
1
Pages
37–42
Identifiers
PMID: 17697737
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Among patients suffering an in-hospital cardiac arrest in Sweden in whom CPR was attempted, 22% had a history of diabetes. These patients had a lower survival rate, which cannot simply be explained by different co-morbidity.

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