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Scand J Trauma Resusc Emerg Med. 2019 Feb 22;27(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s13049-019-0602-x.

Inhaled nitric oxide might be a contributing tool for successful resuscitation of cardiac arrest related to pulmonary hypertension.

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1
Air Ambulance Department, Oslo University Hospital, Postboks 4950 Nydalen, 0424, Oslo, Norway. bredmose@hotmail.com.
2
Air Ambulance Department, Oslo University Hospital, Postboks 4950 Nydalen, 0424, Oslo, Norway.
3
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Elverum Hospital, Elverum, Norway.

Abstract

We describe a case where inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) was successfully initiated during cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) in a younger patient with cardiac arrest related to pulmonary hypertension after disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) postpartum bleeding and hysterectomy. This case illustrates that iNO might be a potential lifesaving tool for resuscitation of patients with cardiac arrest related to pulmonary hypertension, for whom most other resuscitation strategies often are futile.

KEYWORDS:

Amniotic fluid embolus; Cardiac arrest; Inhaled nitric oxide (iNO); Pulmonary hypertension; Resuscitation

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