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Successful resuscitation of an elderly man with deep accidental hypothermia using portable extracorporeal circulation in the emergency department: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports

May 13, 2008

Simone S CooperAli M Hassan

Abstract

Deep accidental hypothermia (body temperature below 28 degrees C) is rare and has a high mortality rate. Successful resuscitation usually occurs in the young, but a prompt intervention using a portable extracorporeal cardiopulmonary circulation device can also provide a good outcome for...read more

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Ventricular Fibrillation
Calcium [EPC]
Diagnostic Radiology Modality
Physiologic Pulse
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Base Excess Measurement
Bradycardia
Calcium
Intrapleural
Amiodarone
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Successful resuscitation of an elderly man with deep accidental hypothermia using portable extracorporeal circulation in the emergency department: a case report

Journal of Medical Case Reports

May 13, 2008

Simone S CooperAli M Hassan

PMID: 18471286

DOI: 10.1186/1752-1947-2-150

Abstract

Deep accidental hypothermia (body temperature below 28 degrees C) is rare and has a high mortality rate. Successful resuscitation usually occurs in the young, but a prompt intervention using a portable extracorporeal cardiopulmonary circulation device can also provide a good outcome for...read more

Mentioned in this Paper

Ventricular Fibrillation
Calcium [EPC]
Diagnostic Radiology Modality
Physiologic Pulse
Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation
Base Excess Measurement
Bradycardia
Calcium
Intrapleural
Amiodarone

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