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Cardiopulmonary arrest secondary to lightning injury in a pregnant woman.

Authors
  • Pierce, M R
  • Henderson, R A
  • Mitchell, J M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annals of Emergency Medicine
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
May 01, 1986
Volume
15
Issue
5
Pages
597–599
Identifiers
PMID: 3963543
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A young woman who was seven months pregnant was struck by lightning, resulting in cardiopulmonary arrest. Bystander CPR was begun at the scene. Vital signs were restored by the time the rescue squad arrived. The patient was comatose on arrival in the emergency department and fetal death was apparent. The patient's neurological status improved markedly, with a small residual motor deficit.

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