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Table 2 Causes of cardiopulmonary arrest

From: Identification of a potentially avoidable cardiopulmonary resuscitation in hematology and oncology wards

   Potentially avoidable *
All, N = 137, (%) Yes, N = 51 (%) No, N = 86 (%)
Irreversible Cancer progression-related symptoms 35 (25.5) 30 (58.9) 5 (5.8)
Infection, chemotherapy-induced 23 (16.8) 2 (3.9) 21 (24.4)
Cancer bleeding 22 (16.1) 6 (11.8) 16 (18.6)
Primary respiratory failure (ex: asphyxia, aspiration etc.) 14 (10.2) 6 (11.8) 8 (9.3)
Infection, not chemotherapy-induced 13 (9.5) 4 (7.9) 9 (10.5)
Heart disease 10 (7.3) 1 (1.9) 9 (10.5)
Respiratory failure due to other disease (e.g.: acute kidney injury due to chemotherapy) 5 (3.6) 1 (1.9) 4 (4.6)
Procedure/treatment-related complication, except infection (ex: anaphylaxis) 5 (3.6) 0 (0) 5 (5.8)
Others and unknown 10 (7.3) 1 (1.9) 9 (10.5)
  1. CPR cardiopulmonary resuscitation, * P value < 0.001