Bilateral tension pneumothorax
N Castle, A Tagg, R Owen
RESUSCITATION | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2005
The report discusses three patients who presented with pulseless electrical activity (PEA), caused by chronic respiratory disease, with bilateral tension pneumothorax. In each case needle decompression failed to relieve the tension and cardiac output was restored only after the insertion of a chest tube.