Fatal complication secondary to mechanical chest compression device

Philippe P. de Rooij*, Dolf R. Wiendels, Jacob P. Snellen

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We describe a fatal complication of a mechanical chest compression device. A 48-year-old woman with clinical signs of a cerebrovascular accident had an asystolic cardiac arrest, witnessed by a paramedic, during transport in the ambulance. She was resuscitated using the Lund University Cardiac Assist System (LUCAS® ) and transported to our hospital. In the emergency room, return of spontaneous circulation (ROSC) was achieved with sinus rhythm and an initial blood pressure of 70/40 mmHg that gradually increased. Echocardiography and brain computed tomography were normal. [...]
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1214-1215
Number of pages2
Issue number10
Early online date8 Jul 2009
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2009
Externally publishedYes

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