In-hospital cardiac arrest among COVID-19 patients in study: 6 things to know

All 54 COVID-19 clients at a Michigan medical facility who suffered an in-hospital cardiac arrest passed away, according to a brand-new research study.

The study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, consists of data for 1,309 patients with COVID-19 who were confessed to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.). Sixty of the COVID-19 clients (4.6 percent) suffered an in-hospital heart attack and got CPR. Six patients were left out from the study due to an absence of CPR documents, resulting in a research study sample of 54.

Here are six things to know:

1. The preliminary rhythm was nonshockable for 52 patients (96.3 percent). Heart rhythms are classified as nonshockable when treatment utilizing defibrillation is unlikely to work.

2. Two patients (3.7 percent) established pulseless ventricular tachycardia, a deadly cardiac arrhythmia.

3. The median time to heart arrest from admission was eight days.

4. The total median duration of CPR was 10 minutes.

5. The mean age was 61.5 years, and most clients were African American.

6. At the time of cardiac arrest, 43 patients (79 percent) were getting mechanical ventilation.

The preliminary rhythm was nonshockable for 52 clients (96.3 percent).

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The research study, published in JAMA Internal Medicine, consists of information for 1,309 patients with COVID-19 who were confessed to Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak (Mich.). Sixty of the COVID-19 patients (4.6 percent) suffered an in-hospital heart arrest and got CPR. Six clients were left out from the study due to an absence of CPR paperwork, resulting in a research study sample of 54.