Despite significant advances in the science of resuscitation, survival to discharge after an in-hospital cardiac arrest in the catheterization laboratory remains poor. Clinicians face the challenges of performing CPR during procedures to address the cause of the arrest and the limitations of prolonged manual CPR. In this article we describe the first case of a patient presenting in cardiogenic shock caused by acute coronary syndrome secondary to bypass graft failure who developed cardiac arrest and survived 80 minutes of resuscitation in the catheterization lab, allowing for revascularization of a vein graft. The patient experienced complete neurological and hemodynamic recovery. This case demonstrates the importance of prompt high-quality, uninterrupted CPR using an automated chest compression device to facilitate early emergent revascularization of a vein graft.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - May 1 2015|