Study Finds Broken Ribs From CPR To Be Expected

The results of a Korean-based study has shown that fractured ribs from CPR are to be expected. The study by the Yonsei University College of Medicine in Seoul, found that close to one third of all patients that receive CPR, end up with at least one broken rib.

The results also showed that women in particular were more likely to suffer a fractured rib. Additionally the study found that patients that received CPR from a layperson, instead of a paramedic, also had a higher chance of sustaining a rib injury. Thankfully for the patients, the occurrence of a fractured sternum or breastbone was found to be quite rare. Full Story

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