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