The Medical Lives of History`s Famous People

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This eBook “ Medical Lives of History`s Famous People” highlights the consequences of numerous medical concerns of historical individuals. It also discusses in depth how the public lives of ...
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The Lazarus Syndrome

Pp. 122-126 (5)

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, neurological, phenomenon.


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