Journal 11, November 2023pages: 763-765
1 Leviev Heart Center, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
2 Sports and Exercise Medicine Clinic, Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer, Israel
3 Heart Institute, Hadassah Medical Center, Faculty of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel
4 Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel
A 42-year-old healthy man collapsed suddenly in the street while walking. The patient received 2 minutes of basic life support until an automatic external defibrillator was brought and detected ventricular fibrillation (VF), which was successfully terminated by a single shock. The patient regained consciousness and was transferred to the hospital.
The patient’s physical examination was normal with no neurologic deficit. Blood pressure was 147/102 mmHg. Brain computed tomography showed normal findings. The first troponin I measurement within 1 hour of the event was in the normal range (19.6 ng/L, normal < 20 ng/L) and rose to 99.9 ng/L after 3 hours.