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Acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Difficult decision concerning long-distance transportation to a tertiary centre – a case report

Bogdan Winowski, Andrzej Cieśliński
Kardiol Pol 2006;64(5):501-504.

open access

Vol 64, No 5 (2006)
Other
Published online: 2006-06-01
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

A case of a 60-year-old female with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock is presented. The patient received thrombolytic therapy, however, developed cardiogenic shock and required resuscitation with intubation, mechanical ventilation and repeated defibrillation due to recurrent ventricular fibrillation. The patient was transported by air to the tertiary centre with catheterisation laboratory (distance – 120 km), where successful angioplasty with stent implantation in the right coronary artery was performed. Difficulties in transportation of patients with fully-developed cardiogenic shock are discussed.

Abstract

A case of a 60-year-old female with acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock is presented. The patient received thrombolytic therapy, however, developed cardiogenic shock and required resuscitation with intubation, mechanical ventilation and repeated defibrillation due to recurrent ventricular fibrillation. The patient was transported by air to the tertiary centre with catheterisation laboratory (distance – 120 km), where successful angioplasty with stent implantation in the right coronary artery was performed. Difficulties in transportation of patients with fully-developed cardiogenic shock are discussed.
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Keywords

acute myocardial infarction; cardiogenic shock; long-distance transportation

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Title

Case repors
Acute myocardial infarction complicated by cardiogenic shock. Difficult decision concerning long-distance transportation to a tertiary centre – a case report

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 64, No 5 (2006)

Pages

501-504

Published online

2006-06-01

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2006;64(5):501-504.

Keywords

acute myocardial infarction
cardiogenic shock
long-distance transportation

Authors

Bogdan Winowski
Andrzej Cieśliński

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