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MUERTE SÚBITA EXTRAHOSPITALARIA POR INFARTO AGUDO DE MIOCARDIO / Out-of-hospital sudden death due to acute myocardial infarction

Author(s): Julio César Echarte Martínez | Benito Sainz González de la Peña | Eleana Pacheco Álvarez | Luis Benito Ramos Gutiérrez | Iovank González Artiles | Carmen Sainz Rodríguez | Fidel Cáceres Loriga

Journal: CorSalud
ISSN 2078-7170

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 69;
Date: 2010;
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Keywords: Sudden death | acute myocardial infarction | cardiac arrest

The results of cardiopulmonary resuscitation in cases of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest are not very satisfactory in the best health care centers of the world, with a very low percentage of survival. Currently, this topic represents a challenge for practicing doctors; while it is an unresolved subject for others. The case of a patient with sudden death, caused by an extensive acute anterior myocardial infarction, who was assisted and recovered by the family doctor and specialists from the Cardiology and Cardiovascular Surgery Institute, is presented in this article.
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