Survival following blunt chest impact-induced cardiac arrest during sports activities in young athletes

Barry J. Maron, Janette F. Strasburger, John D. Kugler, Bruce M. Bell, Frank D. Brodkey, Liviu C. Poliac

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Abstract

Blunt chest impact-induced cardiac arrest on the athletic field (commotio cordis) is not necessarily fatal. The 3 survivors reported here emphasize the importance of recognizing this syndrome so that emergency resuscitative measures are more likely to be implemented promptly, and such catastrophes avoided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)840-841
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Volume79
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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