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Case report
Published online: 2017-10-20
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Chain of survival used for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest in a public place

Wojciech Telec, Tomasz Klosiewicz, Radoslaw Zalewski, Ilona Skitek-Adamczak
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0029
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Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(3):135-136.

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Vol 2, No 3 (2017)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2017-10-20

Abstract

The complete chain of survival is highly recomended management of sudden cardiac arrest. Although it is well known, in Poland not always works properly, because of poor availability to AED devices. We present the history of 56 years old man, who suddenly suffered from sudden cardiac arrest in public place. Thanks to rapid reaction of his family and medical staff this men recived high quality resuscitation including AED and spontaneous circulation returnem before paramedics arrived. On admission to emergency department the patient was awake, without neuroligic deficites. Miocardial infarction was diagnosed as the cause of cardiac arrest.

Abstract

The complete chain of survival is highly recomended management of sudden cardiac arrest. Although it is well known, in Poland not always works properly, because of poor availability to AED devices. We present the history of 56 years old man, who suddenly suffered from sudden cardiac arrest in public place. Thanks to rapid reaction of his family and medical staff this men recived high quality resuscitation including AED and spontaneous circulation returnem before paramedics arrived. On admission to emergency department the patient was awake, without neuroligic deficites. Miocardial infarction was diagnosed as the cause of cardiac arrest.

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Keywords

cardiac arrest, survivor, defibrillation, resuscitation

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Title

Chain of survival used for a victim of sudden cardiac arrest in a public place

Journal

Disaster and Emergency Medicine Journal

Issue

Vol 2, No 3 (2017)

Article type

Case report

Pages

135-136

Published online

2017-10-20

DOI

10.5603/DEMJ.2017.0029

Bibliographic record

Disaster Emerg Med J 2017;2(3):135-136.

Keywords

cardiac arrest
survivor
defibrillation
resuscitation

Authors

Wojciech Telec
Tomasz Klosiewicz
Radoslaw Zalewski
Ilona Skitek-Adamczak

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