An Apgar score of 0 at 10 minutes is a strong predictor of mortality and morbidity in late preterm and term infants. AHA/NRP (2015) suggest that, in infants with an Apgar score of 0 after 10 minutes of resuscitation, if the heart rate remains undetectable, it may be reasonable to stop assisted ventilation; if the resuscitation was optimal. However, the decision to continue or discontinue resuscitative efforts must be individualized.
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