Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
0 6 June 2013

A Patient who suffered severe carbon monoxide poisoning, and a massive cardiac arrest emerges 3-months laters with no neurological after effects thanks to HBO treatment.

After rescue and transport a patient with severe carbon monoxide poisoning (CO-Hb concentration was 82%) was treated by hyperbaric oxygen (HBO) therapy in a pressure chamber.  During decompression the patient suffered cardiac arrest due to massive acidosis, hyperpotassaemia, haemoconcentration and elevated CO-Hb level.  After successful resuscitation and cardiopulmonary diagnostics, HBO therapy was continued for prophylactic treatment of delayed neurological deficits.  Three months after completing treatment and discharge from hospital there were no neurological aftereffects from the carbon monoxide poisoning or the cardiac arrest.

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