Cardiac arrest during surgery and ventilation in the prone position: a case report and systematic review.

@article{Brown2001CardiacAD,
  title={Cardiac arrest during surgery and ventilation in the prone position: a case report and systematic review.},
  author={Julian Martin Brown and James Rogers and Jasmeet Soar},
  journal={Resuscitation},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 2},
  pages={233-8}
}
We present a case report of successful resuscitation following cardiac arrest in a patient undergoing surgery in the prone position. A systematic review of the literature identified 22 further cases. Risk factors for intra-operative cardiac arrest in patients in the prone position include: cardiac abnormalities in patients undergoing major spinal surgery, hypovolaemia, air embolism, wound irrigation with hydrogen peroxide, poor positioning and occluded venous return. Cardiac arrest is also a… CONTINUE READING