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Cardiopulmonary Emergencies 

Cardiopulmonary Emergencies
Chapter:
Cardiopulmonary Emergencies
Author(s):

Lisa K. Torres

, James Horowitz

, Kapil Rajwani

, and David A. Berlin

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780190276249.003.0009
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date: 16 September 2019

Emergencies of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems are common causes of death and disability. Virtually all illnesses can culminate in disorders of these two systems. This chapter will review some of the most common causes of cardiovascular and respiratory failure that occur in hospitalized patients. It will review the systematic primary and secondary survey approach to rapidly identify life-threatening organ failure and provide a framework for initial resuscitation.

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