Spinal Cord Injury After Chest Compressions

  • Ibrahim M. Eltorai


The authors report the first case of an infant who had asystole and ventricular fibrillation needing resuscitation. There have been sporadic reports spinal cord injury after chest compressions, including a case by Azuma et al. in 1986 and the case presented, by Samson et al. in 2012.


Spinal Cord Injury International Normalize Ratio Ventricular Fibrillation Sodium Bicarbonate Tricuspid Regurgitation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ibrahim M. Eltorai
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  1. 1.The Spinal Cord Injury and Disorders Healthcare GroupThe Veterans Affairs Long Beach Healthcare SystemLong BeachUSA

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