Saving a life: how 45 minutes of patient resuscitation revived someone in cardiac arrest

From Sudden Cardiac Arrest to Recovery: The Life-Saving Story of a Man in Ho Chi Minh City

A man in Ho Chi Minh City suffered a cardiac arrest while trying to block a ball with his chest during a sporting event. Doctors at Gia Dinh People’s Hospital resuscitated him for 45 minutes using 10 electric shocks before performing ECMO to save his life.

Upon arrival at the hospital, the patient was found to be unresponsive, with no pulse or blood pressure detected and experiencing continuous ventricular tachycardia. Despite non-stop heart massages and electric shocks, his heart did not respond. The medical team continued resuscitation efforts for 45 minutes before the patient showed signs of recovery, but experienced severe hypotension and pulmonary edema.

Doctors utilized hypothermia and ECMO to protect the patient’s brain and support his heart and lungs. With a combination of interventions and continuous dialysis over 48 hours, the patient regained consciousness, was able to come off ECMO after 72 hours, ventilation support after 4 days, and was discharged from the ICU after 6 days.

Genetic testing revealed a mutation in the MYPN gene, which is linked to dilated cardiomyopathy and sudden death. The patient had a defibrillator implanted to prevent future sudden deaths and will undergo cardiovascular rehabilitation before resuming normal activities. It is recommended that individuals engaging in sports know their cardiovascular health, especially if there is a family history of sudden cardiac death, and seek medical attention if symptoms arise during physical activity.

In conclusion, this case highlights the importance of swift medical interventions coupled with genetic testing in saving lives in cases of sudden cardiac arrest or other life-threatening conditions. Understanding one’s cardiovascular health is crucial for preventing such events from occurring in the first place and seeking appropriate care when necessary can make all the difference in recovering from such incidents.

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