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Thoracic Spine Fracture in a Survivor of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with Mechanical CPR

  • Robert Trevor Marshall (a1), Hemang Kotecha (a2), Takuyo Chiba (a3) and Joseph Tennyson (a3)
Abstract

This is a report of a thoracic vertebral fracture in a 79-year-old male survivor of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with chest compressions provided by a LUCAS 2 (Physio-Control Inc.; Lund Sweden) device. This is the first such report in the literature of a vertebral fracture being noted in a survivor of cardiac arrest where an automated compression device was used.

Marshall RT , Kotecha H , Chiba T , Tennyson J . Thoracic Spine Fracture in a Survivor of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with Mechanical CPR. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016;31(6):684686.

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Correspondence: Robert Trevor Marshall, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine Stony Brook University 101 Nicolls Rd HSC Level 4 Room 080 Stony Brook, New York 11794 USA E-mail: Robert.Marshall@stonybrookmedicine.edu
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