Intraoperative cardiac arrest after unrecognized dynamic hyperinflation

P. S. Myles, H. Madder, E. B. Morgan

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Abstract

We report a case of intraoperative dynamic hyperinflation ('gas trapping') which led to cardiac arrest, with electromechanical dissociation. The features of this poorly recognized phenomenon are described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)340-342
Number of pages3
JournalBritish Journal of Anaesthesia
Volume74
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1995

Keywords

  • Complications, cardiac arrest
  • Lung hyperinflation
  • Ventilation, positive end-expiratory pressure

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