Hypothermic cardiac arrest far away from the center providing rewarming with extracorporeal circulation

Int J Emerg Med. 2012 Feb 1:5:7. doi: 10.1186/1865-1380-5-7.


A 41-year-old man suffered hypothermic cardiac arrest after water immersion and was transported to our university hospital by ambulance helicopter for rewarming on cardiopulmonary bypass. He resumed spontaneous cardiac activity 6 h 52 min after cardiac arrest and recovered completely.