An oldfashioned miracleBMJ 1998; 317 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.317.7165.1053c (Published 17 October 1998) Cite this as: BMJ 1998;317:1053
- T Kirkpatrick, consultant anaesthetist
A patient developed chest pains at home on Easter Friday; his wife suspected that he was having a heart attack and drove him to the nearest accident and emergency department in their own car. During the short journey, the patient lost consciousness and became cyanosed. On arrival at the hospital he was found to be in cardiac arrest. He was successfully resuscitated and then transferred to the intensive care ward where he was sedated …
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