Mechanical properties of chest protectors and the likelihood of ventricular fibrillation due to commotio cordis.

@article{Drewniak2007MechanicalPO,
  title={Mechanical properties of chest protectors and the likelihood of ventricular fibrillation due to commotio cordis.},
  author={Elizabeth I Drewniak and David B Spenciner and Joseph J. Crisco},
  journal={Journal of applied biomechanics},
  year={2007},
  volume={23 4},
  pages={282-8}
}
Sudden death resulting from ventricular fibrillation (VF) caused by a nonpenetrating chest wall impact, known as commotio cordis (CC), is the second leading cause of death among young athletes. To date, seven young athletes wearing chest protectors have died from CC. The purpose of this study was to determine whether a relationship exists between mechanical properties of chest protectors and occurrence of VF, previously determined by Weinstock et al., using an established swine model. A servo… CONTINUE READING

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