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, Robert Trevor.; Kotecha, Hemang M.; Chiba, Takuyo; and Tennyson, Joseph, "Thoracic Spine Fracture in a Survivor of Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest with Mechanical CPR" (2016). Emergency Medicine Publications and Presentations. 128.