Exsanguination due to right ventricular rupture during closed-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Peter E. Sokolove, Jason Willis-Shore, Edward A Panacek

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Abstract

We report on a 61-year-old woman in whom cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was unsuccessful. While the patient was initially resuscitated from the primary cardiac arrest, with evidence of neurologic recovery, she ultimately succumbed to injuries resulting directly from closed-chest CPR. Autopsy revealed multiple rib fractures, a sternal fracture, pulmonary laceration, and cardiac rupture. In a patient with deteriorating vital signs following successful closed-chest CPR, such injuries should be considered.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume23
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2002

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Exsanguination
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Heart Rupture
Rib Fractures
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Keywords

  • Cardiac rupture
  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • CPR
  • Pulmonary laceration
  • Sternal fracture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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Exsanguination due to right ventricular rupture during closed-chest cardiopulmonary resuscitation. / Sokolove, Peter E.; Willis-Shore, Jason; Panacek, Edward A.

In: Journal of Emergency Medicine, Vol. 23, No. 2, 06.2002, p. 161-164.

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