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Thrombolytic therapy in conjunction with CPR has managed cardiac arrest caused by extensive of pulmonary embolism and subglottic laryngeal oedema


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Abstract

Extensive Pulmonary embolism led to a patients’ acute deterioration to cardiogenic shock. Thrombolytic therapy had been administered during cardio-pulmonary resuscitation following cardiac arrest. The patient fully recovered and the right ventricle demonstrated normal transthoracic echocardiography (TTE) studies 16 hours after the arrest event.

Keywords

pulmonary embolism, saddle shape embolus, subglottic edema, thrombolysis therapy

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