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Table 2 Death aetiologies of sudden cardiac arrest in 63 non heart beating donors

From: Kidney retrieval after sudden out of hospital refractory cardiac arrest: a cohort of uncontrolled non heart beating donors

Cause Confirmed Probable
Trauma 13 (20.6%)  
Cardiac cause 6 (9.5%) 14 (22.2%)
Stroke 4 (6.3%) 2 (3.2%)
Aortic dissection 2 (3.2%) 1 (1.6%)
Hanging 2 (3.2%)  
Pancreatitis   1 (1.6%)
Hyperkalaemia   1 (1.6%)
Stab wound 1 (1.6%)  
Gastrointestinal bleeding 1 (1.6%)  
Meningitis 1 (1.6%)  
False passage 1 (1.6%)  
Unknown 13 (20.6%)  
  1. Unknown cause was defined when clinical examination or biological data were negative and in the absence of prodromes, medical history or evidence from relatives.