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During a paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest, is ventricular fibrillation a reversible cause like any other?
  1. Sabine Lemoine1,
  2. Daniel Jost1,2,
  3. Bertrand Prunet1
  1. 1 Paris Fire Brigade Medical Emergency Department, Paris, France
  2. 2 Sudden Death Expertise Center (SDEC), INSERM U970, Paris, France
  1. Correspondence to Dr Daniel Jost, Paris Fire Brigade Medical Emergency Department, 1 place Jules Renard 75 017 Paris, France; daniel.jost{at}, daniel.jost99{at}

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We congratulate the authors on their choice of methodology and on their algorithm for managing paediatric traumatic cardiac arrest (TCA).1 The algorithm specifies the management of TCA by prehospital emergency teams.

We would like to share our surprise at the experts’ unanimity in favour of deprioritising defibrillation. …

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  • Contributors All authors contributed equally.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; internally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

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