Effective chest compressions have been proven to be a key element in a successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, unintended injuries have been described in the medical literature for decades, including major intrathoracic injuries. We present a case of an 80-year-old man after a successful CPR who was later diagnosed with deep epicardial laceration as a result of effective chest compressions.
- Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
- Epicardial laceration
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Medicine (all)