65-year-old Female with Cardiac Arrest and Return of Spontaneous Circulation
JournalClinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine
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AbstractCASE PRESENTATION A 65-year-old female was transported to the emergency department (ED) at approximately 2:00 AM following a witnessed cardiac arrest. According to the patient’s husband, she had been asleep in bed when she awoke suddenly, sat upright, and reached for her albuterol inhaler before “collapsing.” He found her to be pulseless and initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) while placing a call to emergency medical services (EMS). On EMS arrival, the patient was unresponsive and continued to receive CPR. She was intubated in the field using a size 7.0 endotracheal tube. Her initial rhythm was pulseless electrical activity (PEA), but she converted to normal sinus rhythm after receiving 1mg of epinephrine intravenously and 15 total minutes of CPR. No further history was available.
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