Reduced risk of sudden death from chest wall blows (commotio cordis) with safety baseballs.

@article{Link2002ReducedRO,
  title={Reduced risk of sudden death from chest wall blows (commotio cordis) with safety baseballs.},
  author={Mark S. Link and Barry Joel Maron and Paul J Wang and Natesa G. Pandian and Brian A. Vanderbrink and N. A. Mark Estes},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2002},
  volume={109 5},
  pages={873-7}
}
OBJECTIVES In an experimental model of sudden death from baseball chest wall impact (commotio cordis), we sought to determine if sudden death by baseball impact could be reduced with safety baseballs. BACKGROUND Sudden cardiac death can occur after chest wall impact with a baseball (commotio cordis). Whether softer-than-standard (safety) baseballs reduce the risk of sudden death is unresolved from the available human data. In a juvenile swine model, ventricular fibrillation (VF) has been… CONTINUE READING

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