Cardiac arrest deadlier at night
By Alice Dembner
The Boston Globe
BOSTON — The finding was startling and unequivocal: Hospital patients who go into cardiac arrest during the night shift are more likely to die.
But the explanation is less clear. Do they die because there aren''t enough staff members to revive them promptly, or because physiologic changes strike the heart more severely at night?
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