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- Weill Cornell Medicine, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care, Department of Medicine, New York, New York
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Prashanth Venkatesh, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 11734 Wilshire Boulevard, Apt. C-416, Los Angeles, California 90025.
A 78-year-old woman with an aortic pseudoaneurysm suffered cardiac arrest due to aspiration and underwent cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), but was found to then be hypotensive with a new chest hematoma. Imaging revealed aortic rupture at the site of the pseudoaneurysm. Aortic rupture is a rare but catastrophic complication of CPR. (Level of Difficulty: Beginner.)
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- Received April 21, 2020.
- Accepted May 6, 2020.
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