Efficacy of bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation and out-of-hospital automated external defibrillation as life-saving therapy in commotio cordis

Erik A. Salib, Stephen E. Cyran, Robert E. Cilley, Barry J. Maron, Neal J. Thomas

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Abstract

We report a child who sustained commotio cordis after being struck by a baseball, and offer documentation of the advantages of having readily available access to bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and an automated external defibrillator (AED). We suggest that communities and school districts reexamine the need for accessible AEDs and CPR-trained coaches at organized sporting events for children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)863-866
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Volume147
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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