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November 2012 Br J Cardiol 2012;19:161

Lessons learnt from a tragic loss

John D Somauroo, Robert M Cooper, Simon S Modi, Stephen Westaby, Ravi De Silva

Abstract

Lessons learnt from a tragic loss Dear Sirs, Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) without overt heart disease is thankfully rare but nevertheless an incredibly emotive condition principally because of its inherent predilection for younger patients.1 The recent case report by Westaby et al. with editorial by Sedgwick et al. highlights an important case whereby a young woman died following prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation attempts for refractory ventricular arrhythmias. The article concentrates on lessons learnt and potential improvements during the acute resuscitation phase. Principally the team examined the role and timing of the external LUCAS

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