This is what I see in the in-patient death summary.
Patient was admitted in the ER with a history of shortness of breath for couple of weeks which worsened in the last few days, cough with expectoration and mild fever. Blood and urine cultures are normal and sterile.
Arterial Blood Gas at the time of admission showed type II respiratory failure (with CO2 -80%), and X-Rays suggested COPD. Echo showed septum, LV dysfunction, LV EF 30%, type II LV diastolic dysfunction. When she was shifted to a private room, she appeared very normal. However, on the very next day morning she was found unresponsive with cardiac arrest. CPR given, with vasopressors/ventilator support she survived for a day, and then finally her blood pressure completely crashed and she passed away.
Post Edited (CAlbert) : 9/26/2017 6:30:21 AM (GMT-6)