Clinical Case Report

Deep Epicardial Laceration after Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation: A Case Report

Noa Fried Regev, Tzachi Slutsky, Oren Lev-Ran, Yaron Ishai, and Dan Schwarzfuchs


Effective chest compressions have been proven to be a key element in a successful cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). However, unintended injuries have been described in the medical literature for decades, including major intrathoracic injuries. We present a case of an 80-year-old man after a successful CPR who was later diagnosed with deep epicardial laceration as a result of effective chest compressions.

Rambam Maimonides Med J 2021;12(4):e0034