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Severe accidental hypothermia: survival after 6 hours 30 minutes of cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Lexow K. Arctic Med Res. 1991.

Abstract

This report describes a severely hypothermic victim, who was treated with conventional cardiopulmonary resuscitation and conventional rewarming technique using warm-water bags, warm fluids intravenously and peritoneal lavage. This case demonstrates more than any previous report that hypothermic victims with cardiac arrest may survive for many hours if CPR is carried out vigorously until core temperature is raised. 6 hours continuous CPR is, as far as the author knows, the longest reported conventional PCR in a hypothermic victim followed by survival.

PMID

1811563 [Indexed for MEDLINE]