CPR in Trauma and Early Defibrillation

  • E. Cerchiari
  • C. Ajmone Cat
Conference paper


Cardiac arrest is a frequent event ranging from 0.4 to 0.8/1,000 per year [1]. In adults, about 70% of all sudden deaths treated by emergency medical services (EMS) are attributed to presumed cardiovascular diseases [1]; the most-common causes of cardiac arrest of non-cardiac origin are reported to be trauma, non-traumatic bleeding, intoxication, drowning, and pulmonary embolism [2].


Cardiac Arrest Ventricular Fibrillation Emergency Medical Service Automate External Defibrillator Emergency Medical Service System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Cerchiari
    • 1
  • C. Ajmone Cat
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive CareS. Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly

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