Complications of cardiac resuscitation.

@article{Krischer1987ComplicationsOC,
  title={Complications of cardiac resuscitation.},
  author={Jeffrey P. Krischer and Eric G Fine and Joseph H. Davis and Eugene Nagel},
  journal={Chest},
  year={1987},
  volume={92 2},
  pages={287-91}
}
In a prospective study of the complications of cardiac resuscitation, 705 cases were autopsied to identify the cause of death and the pathologic findings attributable to cardiac resuscitation. Thoracic complications were observed in 42.7 percent of the cases. A total of 31.6 percent had rib fractures, 21.1 percent had sternal fractures, and 18.3 percent were reported as having anterior mediastinal hemorrhage; 20.4 percent of the cases had an upper airway complication. Abdominal visceral… CONTINUE READING
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