REBOA-Assisted Resuscitation in Non-Traumatic Cardiac Arrest due to Massive Pulmonary Embolism: A Case Report with Physiological and Practical Reflections

Authors

  • Philippe Rola Santa Cabrini Hospital
  • Philippe St-Arnaud Santa Cabrini Hospital
  • Timur Karimov Hopital Honore Mercier
  • Jostein Rødseth Brede St.Olavs University Hospital

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.26676/jevtm.v5i2.196

Keywords:

REBOA, cardiac arrest, resuscitation, endovascular techniques

Abstract

We present the case of a 36-year old woman who suffered a non-traumatic out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. The resuscitation attempt included the use of a resuscitative endovascular balloon occlusion of the aorta (REBOA) catheter which resulted in a return of spontaneous circulation and distinct improvements in arterial blood pressure, end-tidal CO2 and cerebral oximetry values. This suggests that the use of REBOA may improve the rate of both survival and favorable neurologic outcome and warrants further study.

Author Biographies

Philippe Rola, Santa Cabrini Hospital

Chief of Service, Intensive Care Unit

Philippe St-Arnaud, Santa Cabrini Hospital

Intensive Care Unit

Timur Karimov, Hopital Honore Mercier

Intensive Care Unit

Jostein Rødseth Brede, St.Olavs University Hospital

Department of Emergency Medicine and Pre-hospital Services

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Published

2021-10-03

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Case reports