A life-threatening complication of a life-saving manoeuvre

Yang-Yuan Chen; Maw-Soan Soon; Hsu-Heng Yen; Hwa-Koon Wu
March 2007
Gut;Mar2007, Vol. 56 Issue 3, p364
Academic Journal
The article presents a medical history of an 80-year old woman suffered from airway obstruction as well as offers as guide question concerning the case. While eating dinner at home, the patient had airway blockage and rapidly became cyanotic and unresponsive. The Heimlich maneuver was administered successfully. The diagnosis was being questioned after the physical examination showed low blood pressure and pale conjunctiva. The breath sounds of the anemic patient were clear with soft abdomen.


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