Sub-arachnoid hemorrhage following cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Alexander Lowenthal, Nimrod Maimon, Svetlana Waldman, Yaniv Almog

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Abstract

We report the case of a 20-year-old male who developed unexplained sub-arachnoid haemorrhage following cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Computed tomography and lumbar puncture performed within 24 h were normal. A CT performed on day 5 revealed massive sub-arachnoid hemorrhage. The patient expired due to brain herniation. We conclude that sub-arachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) may be a late complication of aborted sudden death. We suggest ischaemia-reperfusion injury as a possible mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)221-223
Number of pages3
JournalResuscitation
Volume63
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Nov 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Hemorragia subaracnoidea
  • Hemorragia subaracnoideia
  • Ischaemia-reperfusion injury
  • Lesão de isquemia-reperfusão
  • Reanimación cardiopulmonar
  • Reanimação cardio-pulmonar
  • Sub-arachnoid haemorrhage

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