Breaking your heart—A review on CPR-related injuries

Pradhum Ram, Ritesh G. Menezes, Natee Sirinvaravong, Sushil Allen Luis, Syed Ather Hussain, Mohammed Madadin, Savita Lasrado, Glenn Eiger

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Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) has been shown to increase survival after cardiac arrest, but is associated with the risk of acquired injuries to the patient. While traumatic chest wall injuries are most common, other injuries include upper airway, pulmonary and intra-abdominal injuries. This review discusses the risk factors and prevalence of CPR-related injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)838-842
Number of pages5
JournalAmerican Journal of Emergency Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Chest wall injuries
  • Emergency medicine
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine


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