Failure of commercially available chest wall protectors to prevent sudden cardiac death induced by chest wall blows in an experimental model of commotio cordis.

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OBJECTIVE Sudden cardiac death that results from chest wall blows (commotio cordis) the second leading cause of death in young athletes. Most events are caused by blows from projectiles, such as baseballs or lacrosse balls, with a substantial proportion occurring despite the use of a chest protector. In the present experiment, we tested the effectiveness of… (More)

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@article{Weinstock2006FailureOC, title={Failure of commercially available chest wall protectors to prevent sudden cardiac death induced by chest wall blows in an experimental model of commotio cordis.}, author={Jonathan Weinstock and Barry Joel Maron and Christopher I. Song and Paresh P Mane and Nathan Anthony Mark Estes and Mark S. Link}, journal={Pediatrics}, year={2006}, volume={117 4}, pages={e656-62} }