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February 13, 1954

CLINICAL NOTES

JAMA. 1954;154(7):581-584. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02940410037011
Abstract

MULTIPLE EPISODES OF CARDIAC ARREST 

REPORT OF A CASE  Brooke Roberts, M.D. Truman G. Schnabel Jr., M.D. and I. S. Ravdin, M.D., PhiladelphiaSuccessful restoration of cardiac function on four separate occasions in a single patient over a 10 day period following long periods of circulatory cessation seemed sufficiently unusual to warrant reporting. Of additional interest is the fact that at least two of these episodes were associated with ventricular fibrillation, and all attempts to prevent their recurrence were unsuccessful.

REPORT OF A CASE  A 68-year-old housewife was admitted to the hospital of the University of Pennsylvania on Oct. 22, 1952, for closure of a transverse loop colostomy. In June, 1952, an operation performed elsewhere for diverticulitis had resulted in the formation of multiple pelvic abscesses. At the time of operation, it was necessary to remove approximately three-fourths of her small intestine and to perform a transverse loop colostomy. Subsequently

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