2023, Number 4
Cardiovasc Metab Sci 2023; 34 (4)
In-flight cardiac arrest on commercial flights
Álvarez de la Cadena-Sillas, Jorge; Asensio-Lafuente, Enrique
ABSTRACTThe number of air travelers has increased over the past years, and after the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, are expected to increase further. Given these conditions, the possibility for a health professional to find himself needing to assist an in-flight cardiac arrest is also increased. The present work describes some of the most common problems in managing an inflight cardiac arrest and emphasizes the relevance of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) performance and automated external defibrillators (AED) use on board of commercial airliners.