Quantitative physico-chemical analysis of the acidosis of cardiac arrest
Associate Program Director of Emergency Medicine, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Critical Care 2005, 9:347-348 doi:10.1186/cc3770
See related research article http://ccforum.com/content/9/4/R357Published: 22 July 2005
Metabolic acidosis is a common finding after cardiac arrest. Until recently this acidosis was mainly attributed to lactate. The physico-chemical approach to acid–base balance permits the detection of previously unmeasured ions. These ions have been shown to affect the acid–base status of patients.