What are the signs of cardiopulmonary arrest in drowning victims?

Updated: Jun 19, 2019
  • Author: G Patricia Cantwell, MD, FCCM; Chief Editor: Joe Alcock, MD, MS  more...
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Answer

Patients in cardiopulmonary arrest exhibit the following:

  • Apnea

  • Asystole (55%), ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation (29%), bradycardia (16%)

  • Immersion syndrome


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