Deep Epicardial Laceration after Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Case Report

Noa Fried Regev, Tzachi Slutsky, Oren Lev-Ran, Yaron Ishai, Dan Schwarzfuchs

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0034
JournalRambam Maimonides Medical Journal
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Oct 2021
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • Epicardial laceration

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)


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