Newscasting from the USA: Frailty Tied to Worse Outcomes After Perioperative Cardiac Arrest

Patients with higher frailty burden are at increased risk of mortality and nonhome discharge after perioperative cardiac arrest, according to a study published online July 3 in JAMA Network Open.

Matthew B. Allen, M.D., from Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined the association between frailty and outcomes following cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for perioperative cardiac arrest. Analysis included 3,149 patients (≥50 years) undergoing noncardiac surgery (2015 through 2020) who received CPR on postoperative day 0.

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