Publication/Presentation Date

12-1-2021

Abstract

It is generally recognized that lives are saved by administering high-quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to patients in cardiac arrest. A focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) examination is an effective and non-invasive method for detecting rare complications of CPR, such as hemorrhage from abdominal visceral injury. We report the case of a 56-year-old female suffering from intra-abdominal hemorrhage caused by a liver laceration following CPR. The hemoperitoneum was diagnosed by a FAST examination. Although severe complications of CPR are rare, they can be easily detected with the use of a FAST examination. A FAST examination should be considered as a post-resuscitation approach to assess for life-threatening complications in all patients following cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

Volume

16

Issue

12

First Page

3987

Last Page

3989

ISSN

1930-0433

Disciplines

Emergency Medicine | Surgery

PubMedID

34729130

Department(s)

Department of Emergency Medicine, Department of Surgery

Document Type

Article

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