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Case Reports in Anesthesiology
Volume 2016, Article ID 3158015, 4 pages
Case Report

Is It Possible to Maintain Consciousness and Spontaneous Ventilation with Chest Compression in the Early Phase of Cardiac Arrest?

Department of Anesthesiology and Reanimation, Mustafa Kemal University Faculty of Medicine, 31100 Hatay, Turkey

Received 29 October 2015; Revised 5 January 2016; Accepted 17 January 2016

Academic Editor: Pavel Michalek

Copyright © 2016 Menekse Oksar and Selim Turhanoglu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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Figure S1: Screenshots of the electrocardiography (ECG) and ventilator monitors at the end of the resuscitation. The patient consulted with a cardiologist and provided mechanical ventilation during preparation for discharge from the operating room. The ECG monitor displayed the heart rate. However, regular QRS complexes were not recognized. According to the cardiologist, the printed ECG did not show QRS complexes at that time. Traces observed on the anesthesia machine ventilator screen from the top to the bottom are as follows: ETCO2, tidal volume (it is also denoted as mL), minute ventilation, breathing frequency, peak pressure, plateau pressure, and PEEP pressure. The ETCO2 level did not differ from the pre-arrest levels over the entire resuscitation period.

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