Table 12

Variables associated with survival in cardiac arrest

Variables

OR (95% CI)

P value


Initial rhythm (VF/VT)

1.86 (1.26–3.11)

<0.001

Arrival time

1.39 (1.33–1.60)

0.01

Witness

9.98 (2.89–34.44)

<0.0001

Bystander CPR

5.05 (2.24–11.39)

<0.0001

Intial PetCO2

1.93 (1.48–3.75)

0.018

Average PetCO2

2.31 (1.45–4.86)

<0.001

10 min PetCO2

2.11 (1.27–4.16)

0.001

15 min PetCO2

2.47 (1.33–5.21)

<0.001

20 min PetCO2

3.85 (1.71–8.34)

<0.001

Final PetCO2

2.37 (1.67–3.37)

<0.001


CI, confidence interval; CPR, cardiopulmonary resuscitation; OR, odds ratio; PetCO2, partial pressure of end-tidal carbon dioxide; VF, ventricular fibrillation; VT, ventricular tachycardia.

Kolar et al. Critical Care 2008 12:R115   doi:10.1186/cc7009

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