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Korean Circ J. 2007 Dec;37(12):663-665. English. Case Report.
Kim W , Kim YJ , Lee WJ , Lee SH , Hong GR , Park JS , Shin DG , Shim BS .
Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, Yeungnam University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea.

Thrombolytic therapy during cardiopulmonary resuscitation is not routinely recommended, but 50-70% of cardiac arrests are caused by either acute myocardial infarction or massive pulmonary embolism. Thrombolytic therapy can be a reasonable treatment modality for a patient suffering with cardiac arrest in an emergency situation and whose diagnosis is not known. We report here on a case with cardiac arrest and the diagnosis was not known. The patient was refractory to conventrional cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and he was treated with a bolus injection of a thrombolytic agent. He recovered completely without complications.

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