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Outcome of patients after in hospital CA associated with
non cardiac diseases is poor.
Course is dominated by the underlying cause & nature of
the disease.
Pts. With advanced malignancy, renal failure, uncontrolled
infection have poor outcome.
Good outcome in pts with transient airway obstruction,
electrolyte disturbance, pro arrythmic effects of drugs,
drug overdose. Primary VF in AMI very responsive to Rx.
Secondary VF in AMI : in pts. With poor LVEF
poor outcome; high reccurance rate
bradyarrythmias/asystole > common.
pointless being too aggressive.