Although high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is essential for survival from cardiac arrest, chest compressions can also sometimes lead to life-threatening chest injuries. In addition, post-cardiac arrest syndrome patients often have coagulopathy due to therapeutic hypothermia, mechanical hemodynamic support, or both. Therefore, when progressive anemia and prolonged shock are detected in patients who have received CPR, identifying the cause of hemorrhagic shock is crucial. We herein present an interesting case of hemorrhagic shock due to an internal mammary artery injury secondary to CPR that was detected by computed tomography and invasive angiography.
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Internal mammary artery injury
- Post-cardiac arrest syndrome
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Internal Medicine