Life-threatening intestinal ischaemia and necrosis in a patient with cardiac arrest and atrial fibrillation

Cardiology; Colorectal Surgery; Vascular Disease; Vascular Surgery
Case Report
10.1102/1470-5206.2016.0001
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Life-threatening intestinal ischaemia and necrosis in a patient with cardiac arrest and atrial fibrillation

A 68-year old man was successfully resuscitated after sudden cardiac arrest. Following this event, the patient developed intestinal ischaemia and necrosis requiring surgical treatment. Our case report investigates the cause of the intestinal ischaemia and warns physicians to be aware of this rare but life-threatening condition.

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Editor-in-Chief

Frank Cross
Consultant Vascular and General Surgeon
The London Clinic, UK

Editors

Neil Barnes
Consultant Physician
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK
Ali Jawad
Professor of Rheumatology
Barts Health NHS Trust, London, UK

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