Sustained consciousness during ventricular fibrillation: case report of cough cardiopulmonary resuscitation

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1996 Jan;37(1):47-8. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-0304(199601)37:1<47::AID-CCD11>3.0.CO;2-T.


A 54-year-old male developed ventricular fibrillation during right coronary angiography. Cough cardiopulmonary resuscitation was performed for 30 sec allowing the patient to remain alert and hemodynamically stable. Cough cardiopulmonary resuscitation is a simple, often overlooked technique that can be utilized during resuscitation in the cardiac catheterization laboratory.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Cardiac Catheterization / adverse effects*
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation / methods*
  • Consciousness*
  • Coronary Angiography / adverse effects*
  • Coronary Angiography / methods
  • Cough
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Ventricular Fibrillation / etiology*
  • Ventricular Fibrillation / therapy*