Pediatric cardiac resuscitation team: a 6 year study

J Pediatr. 1974 Jan;84(1):152-5. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(74)80580-9.


A cardiopulmonary resuscitation team based in the pediatric intensive care unit responded to 239 cardiac arrests over a 6 year period. Patients with respiratory problems and infectious diseases requiring isolation composed the largest groups in whom unexpected arrests occurred. There was a 78 per cent rate of initial response to therapy and a 47 per cent survival rate. This is almost twice the survival rate of the best previously reported study and five times the average.

MeSH terms

  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / statistics & numerical data*
  • Child
  • Female
  • Heart Arrest / etiology
  • Heart Arrest / mortality
  • Heart Arrest / therapy*
  • Hospitals, Urban
  • Humans
  • Infections / complications
  • Intensive Care Units, Pediatric
  • Male
  • New York City / epidemiology
  • Patient Care Team
  • Pediatrics
  • Respiratory Tract Diseases / complications
  • Survival Rate