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Table 3 Outcomes after cardiac arrest stratified by lactate levels

From: Monitoring of serum lactate level during cardiopulmonary resuscitation in adult in-hospital cardiac arrest

Variables All patients, (n = 340) Number (%) Lactate level <9 mmol/L, (n = 147) Number (%) Lactate level 9 mmol/L, (n = 193) Number (%) P value
ROSC 242 (71) 109 (74) 133 (69) 0.33
ROSC within 10 minutes of CPR 76 (22) 48 (33) 28 (15) <0.001
ROSC >20 minutes 201 (59) 95 (65) 106 (55) 0.08
Survival >24 hours 129 (38) 76 (52) 53 (28) <0.001
Survival to hospital discharge 50 (15) 34 (23) 16 (8) <0.001
Favourable neurological outcome at hospital discharge 21 (6) 16 (11) 5 (3) 0.002
  1. ROSC return of spontaneous circulation, CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation