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Having a Conscious Patient During Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: Is It Not Time to Consider Sedation Protocol?: A Case Report

Sukumar, Vasanth DA, DNB

doi: 10.1213/XAA.0000000000001037
Case Reports

A middle-aged man with acute inferior wall myocardial infarction was admitted in cardiac arrest and in an unresponsive state to the hospital. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) was initiated. Patient showed signs of consciousness throughout the CPR. The impact of awareness during CPR on the neuropsychological status of a patient with a favorable neurological outcome is yet to be studied on a large scale. Sedation protocol without compromising hemodynamic status may prove a fair choice in such cases.

From the Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, Royal Care Super Specialty Hospitals, Neelambur, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India.

Accepted for publication April 9, 2019.

Funding: None.

The author declares no conflicts of interest.

Address correspondence to Vasanth Sukumar, DA, DNB, Royal Care Super Specialty Hospitals, Neelambur, Coimbatore 641062, Tamil Nadu, India. Address e-mail to

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