if someone is resuscitated in the ER after having a heart attack.an unfortnately they suffered broke rib during CPR.........this is an explain of what kind of fracture
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replied May 27th, 2012
A broken rib can occur in the process of chest compression to achieve resuscitation. Such rib fractures are a small price to pay for survival, and usually heal nicely.
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replied January 7th, 2013
I think this is rib fracture and it is essential that the CPR should be performed by a trained person. The CPR process should be done according to the ABC rule i.e. Airway, Breathing, and Circulation. Moreover the weight of the victim has little to do with the chances of breaking a rib break or fracture instead it depends on the age of the victim that seems to determine the weakness of the bones.
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