A Case of Successful Prolonged Resuscitation of a Patient with General Hypothermia

Albina A. Ivanova, Alexander F. Potapov, Dmitriy V. Bosikov, I.I. Protodiakonov, T.A. Androsova, E.M. Klimova

International Journal of Biomedicine. 2021;11(2):224-227.
DOI: 10.21103/Article11(2)_CR5
Originally published June 5, 2021


This article presents a case of a successful prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performed by the emergency medical services on a patient with general hypothermia (GH) and frostbite in the extremities. The resuscitation activities continued for more than 3.5 hours and resulted in a successful restoration of spontaneous BC. An extended CPR was performed while the patient was being warmed up (wrapping in a blanket and insulating pads, infusion of warmed fluids, gastric lavage and urinary bladder lavage with water heated to +45°C). After the restoration of BC, the patient was hospitalized and subsequently discharged without any neurological deficit.

general hypothermia • clinical death • cardiopulmonary resuscitation
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