160. CNCR: An Upstream Cause of Sudden Cardiac Arrest – Cedars-Sinai

CardioNerds (Amit Goyal and Daniel Ambinder), join CardioNerds FIT Ambassador, Dr. Natasha Cuk and her co-fellows, Dr. Lily Stern, and Dr. Paul Marano from the Cedars-Sinai Cardiology Fellowship for some late afternoon smoothies on the beach. They discuss the case of a 46-year-old woman who presented with sudden cardiac arrest and was ultimately found to have a mobile intraluminal aortic thrombus adherent to a penetrating ulcer in the ascending aorta. This mobile thrombus was ultimately thought to be the cause of transient ischemia and the patient’s cardiac arrest. We discuss a differential for sudden cardiac arrest, initial management after resuscitated cardiac arrest, a differential for arterial thrombus, and review an illness script for penetrating atherosclerotic ulcers. Dr. Dominick Megna provides the provides the E-CPR for this episode. Audio editing by Dr. Gurleen Kaur (Director of the CardioNerds Internship).

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