Status asthmaticus complicated by cardiac arrest.

Lachlan McIver, Lambros Halkidis, P Talbutt

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    In the setting of severe acute asthma, electrocardiographic abnormalities are not uncommon and some patients will develop reversible systolic dysfunction. However, acute myocardial infarction and potentially fatal arrhythmias are rare. We report the case of a middle-aged indigenous male who suffered an ST-elevation myocardial infarction and then pulseless ventricular tachycardia arrest while still in the acute phase of treatment for status asthmaticus.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)568-570
    Number of pages3
    JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - May 2010


    • Arrhythmia
    • Cardiac arrest
    • Complications
    • Myocardial ischaemia
    • Status asthmaticus


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