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Successful percutaneous coronary intervention during cardiac arrest with use of an automated chest compression device: a case report

Authors Libungan B, Dworeck C, Omerovic E

Received 20 November 2013

Accepted for publication 16 January 2014

Published 11 April 2014 Volume 2014:10 Pages 255—257


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Supplementary video 2: selective angiogram of the right coronary artery after PCI with the LUCAS device switched off

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Berglind Libungan, Christian Dworeck, Elmir Omerovic

Department of Cardiology, Sahlgrenska University Hospital, Göteborg, Sweden

Abstract: Ventricular tachycardia or fibrillation (VT/VF) in patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) is associated with poor prognosis. Performing manual chest compressions is a serious obstacle for treatment with percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI). Here we introduce a case with refractory VT/VF where the patient was successfully treated with an automated chest compression device, which made revascularization with PCI possible.

Keywords: PCI, LUCAS, STEMI, automatic chest compressions, ventricular fibrillation, mechanical CPR

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