A case of successful organ donation after extremely prolonged manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a buried hypothermia victim of avalanche

  • Rosanna Varutti | rosanna.varutti@gmail.com Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine 2, University Hospital, Brescia; Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, University Hospital, Udine, Italy.
  • Giulio Trillò Helicopter Emergency Medical Service, University Hospital, Udine, Italy.
  • Adriana Di Silvestre Regional Transplant Center, University Hospital, Udine, Italy.
  • Roberto Peressutti Regional Transplant Center, University Hospital, Udine, Italy.
  • Flavio Bassi Department of Intensive Care 2, University Hospital, Udine, Italy.
  • Nicola Latronico Department of Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine 2, University Hospital, Brescia, Italy.

Abstract

We report a case of a 41-year-old man, victim of accidental avalanche burial, who donated his organs for transplantation after prolonged cardiopulmonary resuscitation and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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Published
2019-10-17
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Keywords:
Accidental hypothermia, Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, Avalanche burial, Organ donation
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Varutti, R., Trillò, G., Di Silvestre, A., Peressutti, R., Bassi, F., & Latronico, N. (2019). A case of successful organ donation after extremely prolonged manual cardiopulmonary resuscitation in a buried hypothermia victim of avalanche. Emergency Care Journal, 15(3). https://doi.org/10.4081/ecj.2019.8338