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- Emergency Ambulance Systems, Systems
- Emergency Care Systems, Emergency Departments
- Cardiac Arrest
- Cardiac Care, Care Systems
- Resuscitation, Effectiveness
During springtime, a middle-aged patient with chronic depression was found floating face-down in a mountain river. She was seen the last approximately 20 min before she had most likely ingested an unknown amount of benzodiazepines in a suicidal intention. At rescue, she was comatose but had a bradycardic palpable central pulse. During helicopter transport, …
Contributors MD gathered the data. RG was responsible for the survey. TM submitted the manuscript. The use of ACC is an effective and well-validated treatment in resuscitation. Our picture will show that prolongated use can have side effects. But most of them are uncritical and have no negative influence in the outcome of return of circulation.
Competing interests None.
Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.