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Field intubation of patients with cardiac arrest: a dying art or just a question of timing?
  1. Anuar Turgulov,
  2. Valeria Rac,
  3. Gerald Kierzek,
  4. Laurie J Morrison
  1. Rescu, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St Michael's Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  1. Correspondence to Anuar Turgulov, Rescu, Keenan Research Centre, Li Ka Shing Knowledge Institute, St. Michael's Hospital, 30 Bond St, Toronto M5B 1W8, Ontario, Canada; turgulova{at}

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We read with interest the article by Lyon et al1 that questions the role of endotracheal intubation in a prehospital setting for patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). We fully agree that intubation can be challenging and is associated with complications. The optimal method of managing the airway during cardiac arrest has not yet been determined.2 The purpose …

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