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 OJEM  Vol.10 No.2 , June 2022
Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Induced Consciousness—A Case Report from United Arab Emirates
Abstract: Cardiopulmonary resuscitation-induced consciousness (CPRIC) is increasingly being reported across the world. High quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) may transiently generate sufficient cerebral perfusion to cause signs of consciousness during CPR which disappears on cessation of CPR. Here we present the case of a 56-year-old male presenting with myocardial infarction that led to cardiac arrest and initiation of CPR during which he showed signs of consciousness. This led to multiple disruptions in delivering high quality CPR. CPR providers are often unaware and inexperienced in managing these patients. However, CPRIC has an association with improved survival. Hence, more research needs to be conducted in this field and guidelines need to be developed to better manage CPRIC.
Cite this paper: Abboud, Y. and Varanasi, S. (2022) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Induced Consciousness—A Case Report from United Arab Emirates. Open Journal of Emergency Medicine, 10, 80-84. doi: 10.4236/ojem.2022.102007.
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