Accidental hypothermia is a condition associated with significant morbidity and mortality. A 48-year-old male with a history of alcohol use disorder and optic neuropathy presented to the emergency department after being found unresponsive with an unknown downtime. One hundred four minutes passed from resuscitation, to pre-hospital discovery, until cannulation with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Here, a rare case of successful resuscitation of a profoundly hypothermic patient to normal neurologic outcome is presented.
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Allen, J., Wardak, M.D., Sandhu, R.S., Nassar, A..R., Greenberg, M.R.. (2021, June). Resuscitation of severe accidental hypothermia to neurologic outline with use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.Cureus. 13(6) DOI: 10.7759/cureus.15456
Emergency Medicine | Trauma
Department of Emergency Medicine