The Lazarus Syndrome
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William James Maloney
The Lazarus Syndrome is a very real medical occurrence. It is known in
medical terminology as delayed return of spontaneous circulation after cessation of
cardiopulmonary resuscitation. It was first reported in the medical literature in 1982.
One plausible mechanism for this event is dynamic hyperinflation of the lung causing
positive end expiratory pressure. Some other medical investigators have suggested that
a return of spontaneous circulation might be due to a delayed action of drugs which
were administered during efforts to resuscitate the patient.
Bethany, cardiac reperfusion, circulation, coronary artery, CPR,
embolized endovascular plaque, expiratory pressure, Gospel, hyper-inflation,
hyperkalemia, Lazarus syndrome, mechanisms of action, medical literature,
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