Old man with Congestive Heart Failure and repetitive cardiac arrest episodes

Dr. Raimundo Barbosa Barros
Dr. Raimundo Barbosa Barros

Case presentation

E.A.L., male, 64 years old, white, retired
MC: weariness
HDA: patient with a previous hypertension and congestive heart failure diagnosis. Ex-smoker

Sudden onset of dyspnea 1 hour prior to admission withouth chest pain or other complaint. On the way, 10 minutes before arrival at the hospital, he had sudden loss of consciousness. Patient admitted to the emergency room in cardiopulmonary arrest (rhythm?) And resuscitated after 10 minutes of resuscitation maneuvers.

He is using regularly captopril, amlodipine, carvedilol, spironolactone, simvastatin, furosemide, and monocordil.

Report for family history of cardiorespiratory previous sudden cardiac arrest.

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Auspicios Institucionales
  • Sociedad Argentina de Cardiología
  • Federación Argentina de Cardiología
  • SIAC
  • Asociación Argentina de Cardiología
  • Latin American Heart Rhythm Society
  • Fundación Barceló - Facultad de Medicina