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RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 186-188


Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation

Hyo Joong Kim, Ki Hwa Lee, Jae Hong Park.

Abstract
Anesthesia-attributed cardiac arrest has been known to be associated with improved survival. When the duration of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) increases, the survival rate decreases. We experienced a case of a 68-year-old man with post-extubation cardiac arrest due to refractory ventricular fibrillation. Despite of 52 minutes of conventional CPR, sustained return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was not achieved. After insertion of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, ROSC was achieved. The patient was discharged on postoperative day 25 without any neurologic complications.

Key words: Cardiac arrest, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, hypothermia, ventricular fibrillation.


 
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Kim HJ, Lee KH, Park JH. Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 186-188.


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Kim HJ, Lee KH, Park JH. Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation. http://www.rmj.org.pk/?mno=261764 [Access: October 16, 2018].


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Kim HJ, Lee KH, Park JH. Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation. RMJ. 2018; 43(1): 186-188.



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Kim HJ, Lee KH, Park JH. Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation. RMJ. (2018), [cited October 16, 2018]; 43(1): 186-188.



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Kim, H. J., Lee, K. H. & Park, J. H. (2018) Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation. RMJ, 43 (1), 186-188.



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Kim, Hyo Joong, Ki Hwa Lee, and Jae Hong Park. 2018. Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 186-188.



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Kim, Hyo Joong, Ki Hwa Lee, and Jae Hong Park. "Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation." Rawal Medical Journal 43 (2018), 186-188.



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Kim, Hyo Joong, Ki Hwa Lee, and Jae Hong Park. "Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation." Rawal Medical Journal 43.1 (2018), 186-188. Print.



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Kim, H. J., Lee, K. H. & Park, J. H. (2018) Successful recovery from prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cardiac arrest with refractory ventricular fibrillation. Rawal Medical Journal, 43 (1), 186-188.




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