Thoracic Spine Fracture in a Survivor of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with Mechanical CPR
Department of Radiology; Department of Emergency Medicine
This is a report of a thoracic vertebral fracture in a 79-year-old male survivor of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with chest compressions provided by a LUCAS 2 (Physio-Control Inc.; Lund Sweden) device. This is the first such report in the literature of a vertebral fracture being noted in a survivor of cardiac arrest where an automated compression device was used.
DOI of Published Version
Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016 Dec;31(6):684-686. Epub 2016 Sep 19. Link to article on publisher's site
Prehospital and disaster medicine
Marshall RT, Kotecha HM, Chiba T, Tennyson J. (2016). Thoracic Spine Fracture in a Survivor of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with Mechanical CPR. Emergency Medicine Publications. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1049023X16000844. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/emed_pp/128