With no heartbeat following a extreme electric shock from a high-voltage reside wire, a 16-year-old boy who was rushed to a metropolis hospital in New Delhi regained consciousness after 36 hours, due to fast response by docs. The boy got here in touch with the reside wire that had fallen on an iron railing at his store within the previous quarters of Delhi on August 1 following heavy rains. He was discovered caught immobile to the railing with electrical energy nonetheless operating via his physique, docs mentioned.
He may very well be rescued after 10 minutes when the electrical energy provide was reduce from the powerhouse of that space. The boy was rushed to Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals and admitted to the emergency division, they mentioned.
Dr Priyadarshini Pal, Emergency Head, Emergency and Critical Care, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals mentioned the affected person had no heartbeat, an absent pulse charge and progressively falling blood stress owing to the injury attributable to a steady circulate of electrical energy via his physique.
“Upon evaluation, it was discovered that due to the severe and prolonged electric shock he suffered a cardiac arrest. He had exceptionally low chances of survival. But doctors at the Emergency and Critical Care unit quickly responded to his critical condition.
“We instantly gave him CPR. The course of was extraordinarily vital as a result of any delay in CPR after a cardiac arrest might have led to attainable irreversible mind injury. We had been in a position to revive the affected person after CPR that lasted for an uncommon time of virtually 45 minutes,” Dr Pal said.
The doctor said with timely treatment, the boy regained consciousness after 36 hours and was discharged on August 5.
Dr Sudheer Tyagi, senior consultant, Neurology, Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, said that such cases are very critical and any slight delay can cause irreparable damage to the patient’s brain.
“Had this affected person not given CPR instantly it might have led to a situation of lower within the circulate of oxygen to the mind. That might have manifested mind injury within the type of extreme neurological deficit-delayed or full incapability of the affected person to regain consciousness and weak spot/numbness in numerous components of the physique” he said.
Even if the patient had regained consciousness, there was a possibility that his cognitive brain functions like memory, responsiveness and recognition would be adversely affected, Dr Tyagi said.
“Timely therapy and fast response to his deteriorating situation are what saved the affected person’s life.”
Expressing his gratitude to the doctors the patient’s brother said, “We had misplaced hope when initially the docs knowledgeable us that possibilities of my brother’s survival had been slim. But Dr Pal and her group put in all their efforts and introduced him again from the jaws of demise.”
(With PTI Inputs)