n Cardiovascular Journal of Africa - Sudden cardiac death in low-resource settings : lessons from a resuscitated cardiac arrest : case report
|Article Title||Sudden cardiac death in low-resource settings : lessons from a resuscitated cardiac arrest : case report|
|© Publisher:||Clinics Cardive Publishing|
|Journal||Cardiovascular Journal of Africa|
|Affiliations||1 District Hospital Bonassama, Cameroon, 2 Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Yaounde, Cameroun, 3 Hospital Central de Yaounde, Cameroun, 4 Centre des maladies respiratoires de Douala, Cameroun and 5 Bayero University/Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Nigeria|
|Publication Date||Mar 2015|
|Pages||91 - 95|
|Keyword(s)||Resuscitation, Sub-Saharan Africa and Sudden cardiac arrest|
We report on the case of an adult black African who was resuscitated from several cardiac arrests but suffered behavioural impairment, and discuss diagnostic pitfalls. The aetiology of coronary free lesion myocardial infarction with depressed left ventricular function was diagnosed when the patient travelled abroad. The low prevalence of recognised sudden cardiac arrest (SCA), as well as the lack of diagnostic and appropriate resuscitation facilities in parts of sub-Saharan Africa lead to the mismanagement of victims. Increased awareness of SCA and its causes is urgently needed.
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