On this special Doctor’s Day, we would like to share an inspiring case study that highlights the transformative power of medical care and the dedication of our healthcare team. Join us as we delve into the incredible journey of a 64-year-old lady who was admitted to our hospital in critical condition due to severe carcinogenic shock.

Case Presentation:

Upon arrival at the emergency department, the patient suffered a sudden cardiac arrest, requiring immediate action. Our skilled team sprang into action, initiating cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and administering lifesaving measures. After five cycles of CPR, we successfully achieved a return of circulation, giving us a glimmer of hope amidst the challenging circumstances.

Evaluation and Challenges:

An echocardiogram revealed a concerning left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) of only 10%, indicating significant cardiac impairment. Despite the administration of multiple inotropic medications and meticulous vasoactive pressure management, the patient’s blood pressure remained at 90/40, presenting a considerable challenge in stabilizing her condition.

Decisive Action:

With the potential for another cardiac arrest looming, our medical team made a crucial decision to pursue veno-arterial extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (VA ECMO) to provide mechanical circulatory support. The patient was promptly transferred to the Respiratory Intensive Care Unit (RITU) for the initiation of ECMO therapy, a complex procedure that required expertise and precision.

The Road to Recovery:

The initial days proved to be critical, as the patient’s heart functioned at minimal capacity. However, our team remained steadfast, providing continuous monitoring, meticulous care, and adjusting the inotropic support as needed. On the third day, a glimmer of hope emerged as the patient’s heart began to show signs of improvement, slowly regaining its strength.

With each passing day, the patient’s cardiac function continued to improve, albeit requiring higher doses of inotropic medications to sustain her progress. Finally, on the seventh day of ECMO support, our hard work and unwavering dedication paid off, as we were able to successfully wean her off ECMO.

Outcome and Celebration:

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Our dedicated efforts and the patient’s remarkable resilience culminated in a joyous outcome. The patient’s left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) exceeded 40%, marking a significant improvement from her initial condition. This achievement brought immense satisfaction and pride to our healthcare team.

We celebrated this heartwarming success by ensuring the patient’s safe transition back to her home, where she could continue her recovery journey surrounded by her loved ones. Witnessing her departure from the hospital with a smile on her face was a testament to the impact doctors can have on their patients’ lives.


On this Doctor’s Day, we reflect on the dedication and perseverance that define the medical profession. This inspiring case study showcases the power of teamwork, innovation, and compassionate care, which are the pillars of our commitment to patient well-being.

We express our heartfelt appreciation to all doctors who tirelessly serve their patients, making a positive difference in their lives. Together, let us continue to celebrate the noble calling of medicine and inspire others with stories of hope, resilience, and healing.

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