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Suspension trauma
  1. G Roggla1,
  2. B Moser2,
  3. M Roggla3
  1. 1
    Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Neunkirchen, Austria
  2. 2
    Department of Intensive Care Medicine, General Hospital of Bozen, South Tyrol, Italy
  3. 3
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
  1. Dr G Röggla, Department of Internal Medicine, General Hospital of Neunkirchen, Peischingerstrasse 19, A-2620 Neunkirchen, Austria; roeggla.interne{at}

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The review by Lee and Porter in a recent issue of the journal explains suspension trauma by orthostatic intolerance resulting from venous pooling in the legs caused by gravity and possibly aggravated by the compression of the femoral veins by harness groin straps contributing to the reduction in venous return.1 Our approach to this topic primarily focused on reports of sudden death in climbing accidents in the Alps even when the fall was held by the …

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