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Out of hospital cardiac arrest and associated injury.
  1. A I Jones,
  2. M J Stuart,
  3. A J Gray


    Three patients are described who sustained injuries around the time of a collapse that led to out of hospital cardiac arrest. In this group of patients the importance of taking a complete medical history and recording the circumstances of the syncopal episode cannot be overemphasised. If cardiac output is successfully restored the possibility of occult traumatic injury must be considered in high risk patients.

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