A 19-year-old Australian Indigenous woman presented after suffering a ventricular fibrillation cardiac arrest while swimming, leading to near drowning, in a remote Aboriginal community of South Australia. The patient was initially resuscitated by ≈10 minutes of basic life support from a lifeguard, before receiving an automatic external defibrillation shock, and transferred to a regional intensive care unit where she received 24 hours of cooling. She retained normal cognitive function upon recovery...
- long QT syndrome
- potassium channels