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Int J Emerg Med. 2012 Feb 1;5:7. doi: 10.1186/1865-1380-5-7.

Hypothermic cardiac arrest far away from the center providing rewarming with extracorporeal circulation.

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Department of Emergency Medical Services, University Hospital of North Norway, Trom-sø, Norway.


A 41-year-old man suffered hypothermic cardiac arrest after water immersion and was transported to our university hospital by ambulance helicopter for rewarming on cardiopulmonary bypass. He resumed spontaneous cardiac activity 6 h 52 min after cardiac arrest and recovered completely.

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