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. May-Jun 1992;10(3):291-3.
doi: 10.1016/0736-4679(92)90335-q.

The Use of cough-CPR in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

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The Use of cough-CPR in Patients With Acute Myocardial Infarction

M J Rieser. J Emerg Med. .

Abstract

A case of a patient with an acute anterior myocardial infarction (MI) and ventricular fibrillation is presented. The patient was resuscitated after cough-cardiopulmonary resuscitation (C-CPR) was administered in the emergency department. The patient received thrombolytic therapy without complication. Cough-CPR is a technique not in widespread use. With the advent of thrombolytic therapy for patients with acute myocardial infarctions, a relative contraindication to thrombolytic therapy is present in patients who receive "standard CPR." The use of cough-CPR in witnessed dysrhythmias can alleviate this problem. Cough-CPR can also reduce the morbidity of resuscitations.

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