Changing Risk of In-Hospital Cardiac Arrest in Children Following Cardiac Surgery in Victoria, Australia, 2007-2016
Misha Dagan, Warwick Butt, Johnny Millar, Yves d'Udekem, Jenny Thompson, Siva P Namachivayam
HEART LUNG AND CIRCULATION | ELSEVIER SCIENCE INC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: Reported incidence of in hospital cardiac arrest (IHCA) after paediatric cardiac surgery varies between 3-4% in high income countries and this risk may have changed over time. We sought to examine this trend in detail. METHODS: A retrospective observational study of 3,781 children who underwent 4,938 cardiac surgeries between 1 January 2007 and 31 December 2016 in a tertiary children's hospital. IHCA was defined as cessation of cardiac mechanical activity requiring cardiac massage for ≥1minute. Surgical complexity was categorised using risk adjusted congenital heart surgery (RACHS-1) category. Poisson regression was used to analyse trends for every two-year period. RESULTS: There..View full abstract
Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia
We would like to thank the PICU data research team and staff in the Paediatric Intensive Care Unit and Cardiac services at the Royal Children's Hospital, Melbourne. Dr Siva Namachivayam is supported by a Health Professional Scholarship (ID: 101603) from the National Heart Foundation of Australia.