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

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

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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
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Mar 15 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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