Table 5.

Reported causes of deatha

Patients who were randomized to Crit-Line monitoring
    1. unknown; died at home, possibly cardiac related
    2. sepsis, myocardial infarction
    3. withdrawal of life support
    4. likely diffuse multiple cerebrovascular infarcts, possibly cardiac-related
    5. sepsis
    6. cardiac arrest
    7. cardiac arrest
    8. aspiration, cardiac arrest
    9. multiple myeloma
    10. renal failure
    11. cerebrovascular accident including intracranial hemorrhage
    12. pulmonary infection (bacterial)
    13. pulmonary edema
    14. gastrointestinal bleed
    15. assumed arrhythmia
    16. suspected middle cerebral artery cerebrovascular accident
    17. cerebrovascular accident
    18. HIV cardiomyopathy
    19. necrotizing pneumonia extensive bilateral
Patients who were randomized to conventional monitoring
    1. myocardial infarction
    2. withdrawal of dialysis
    3. ventricular fibrillation
    4. cerebrovascular accident
    5. cardiac arrest, ischemic bowel
    6. discontinuation of dialysis secondary to cardiomyopathy of unknown cause
    7. heart failure, chronic renal failure, hypertension, hypoxia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • a Cause(s) of death was collected as a text field in the case report form and was not adjudicated.