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Extensive subcutaneous bleeding after cardiopulmonary resuscitation and thrombolytic therapy.
  1. S S Wong,
  2. J H Lazarus,
  3. C F Weston
  1. Department of Medicine, Llandough Hospital, Penarth, S. Glamorgan.


    A patient with acute myocardial infarction, complicated by pre-hospital cardiac arrest, was treated with anistreplase, heparin and aspirin following resuscitation. She developed a large lower lip haematoma and extensive bruising over the chest wall ten hours after thrombolytic therapy. A blood transfusion was required.

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