A rare case of survival after one hour of cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Manuscript type : Brief Report | Article Date : 2015/07/25

  • Autors

    1. Salkar Amit
    2. Kumar Uday
    3. Chitihoti Suneeta
    4. Shashikant T
    5. Misale Vijay
  • Abstract

    In general, outcomes after cardiac arrest remain poor, especially in patients with risk factors such as unwitnessed arrest, unfavorable initial rhythm, older age, and prolonged resuscitation without return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC). Nonetheless, successful resuscitation and good recovery after prolonged arrest have been documented.As the field of cardiopulmonary resuscitative medicine evolves, new techniques are being implemented to improve outcomes in patients who are in cardiac arrest. We present an example of how recent research findings in resuscitative medicine improved chances of survival of one patient. This case demonstrates that seemingly desparate long term resuscitation may sometimes be successful. Our case went home with no residual cognitive deficit or neurologic sequelae after one hour of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR ).
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