Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 73--76

Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest


Suresh G Nair1, Jobin Abraham1, Johnson Varghese2, Manoj P Nair3, Raja Shekar Varma4 
1 Consultant in Cardiac Anaesthesia, Aster Medcity, Kuttisahib Road, South Chitoor, Cheranalloor, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Consultant in Emergency Medicine, Aster Medcity, Kuttisahib Road, South Chitoor, Cheranalloor, Kochi, Kerala, India
3 Consultant in Cardiac Surgery, Aster Medcity, Kuttisahib Road, South Chitoor, Cheranalloor, Kochi, Kerala, India
4 Consultant Cardiology, Aster Medcity, Kuttisahib Road, South Chitoor, Cheranalloor, Kochi, Kerala, India

Correspondence Address:
Suresh G Nair
Consultant Anaesthesiologist, Aster Medcity, Kuttisahib Road Cheranalloor, South Chitoor, Kochi - 682 027, Kerala
India

Extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for refractory out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) has been shown to improve outcome in many Western countries. There are no reports of ECMO being used to support OHCA in India till date. We report a case of a young man who developed cardiac arrest (CA) while driving and was given bystander cardiac massage. He was brought to tertiary care center where an ECMO was utilized for refractory CA. The patient subsequently underwent emergency coronary artery stenting and was weaned off ECMO and ventilation. We discuss the case and highlight the role of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation.


How to cite this article:
Nair SG, Abraham J, Varghese J, Nair MP, Varma RS. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest.Ann Card Anaesth 2022;25:73-76


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Nair SG, Abraham J, Varghese J, Nair MP, Varma RS. Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation for an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Ann Card Anaesth [serial online] 2022 [cited 2022 Aug 9 ];25:73-76
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