Systemic fibrinolysis through intraosseous vascular access in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.

@article{RuizHornillos2011SystemicFT,
  title={Systemic fibrinolysis through intraosseous vascular access in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction.},
  author={Pedro Jos{\'e} Ruiz-Hornillos and Fernando Mart{\'i}nez-C{\'a}mara and Mercedes Elizondo and Jos{\'e} Antonio Jim{\'e}nez-Fraile and Maria Del Mar Alonso-S{\'a}nchez and Dolores Maria Calategui Galan and Juan C Garcia-Rubira and Carlos Macaya and Borja Guarch Ib{\'a}{\~n}ez},
  journal={Annals of emergency medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={57 6},
  pages={
          572-4
        }
}
In emergency situations, intraosseous cannulation represents an alternative route of vascular access when peripheral vein insertion is difficult. We present the first documented case of intraosseous systemic fibrinolysis in a patient with ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. In this case, repetitive episodes of ventricular fibrillation occurred soon after first contact with emergency care providers. Given that the patient had difficult peripheral venous access, an intraosseous catheter… CONTINUE READING
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