Internal mammary artery injury related to chest compressions in a patient with post-cardiac arrest syndrome

Shoji Kawakami, Teruo Noguchi, Takahito Doi, Yoshio Tahara, Yoshihiro Sanda, Tetsuya Fukuda, Hisao Ogawa, Satoshi Yasuda

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1299-1303
Number of pages5
JournalInternal Medicine
Volume55
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Internal mammary artery injury
  • Post-cardiac arrest syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Internal Medicine

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