Case report survival with good neurological outcome in a patient with prolonged ischemic cardiac arrest-utility of automated chest compression systems in the cardiac catheterization laboratory

Peter J. Psaltis, Ian T. Meredith, Walid Ahmar

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The management of refractory cardiac arrest during invasive coronary procedures has substantial logistical challenges and is typically associated with disappointing outcomes. We describe the case of a young woman with recalcitrant ventricular fibrillation due to acute anterior ST-elevation myocardial infarction caused by occlusion of her proximal left anterior descending artery. Survival without neurological deficit or organ failure was achieved following primary percutaneous reperfusion and a total of 52 min of intra-procedural chest compression support, made possible by the use of an automated chest compression device.

Number of pages5
JournalCatheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014


  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Myocardial infarction
  • Percutaneous coronary intervention
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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