Paediatric hanging associated out of hospital cardiac arrest in Melbourne, Australia: Characteristics and outcomes

Conor Deasy, Janet Bray, Karen Louise Smith, Stephen Bernard, Linton Harriss, Peter Cameron

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Hanging is a rare but devastating cause of out of hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA). The characteristics and outcomes of hanging associated OHCA in the paediatric age group are described. The Victorian Ambulance Cardiac Arrest Registry was searched for patients aged less than 18 years where the precipitant cause of OHCA was hanging. Results were cross checked with the coronial database.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)411 - 415
Number of pages5
JournalEmergency Medicine Journal
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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