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Vol 27, No 6 (2020)
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Published online: 2020-12-16
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Impact of COVID-19 on bystander cardiopulmonary resuscitation in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Is it as bad as we think?

Mahdi Al-Jeabory1, Kamil Safiejko2, Szymon Bialka3, Michal Pruc4, Aleksandra Gasecka56, Lukasz Szarpak724
DOI: 10.5603/CJ.a2020.0179
Pubmed: 33346369
Cardiol J 2020;27(6):884-885.
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  2. Maria Sklodowska-Curie Bialystok Oncology Centre, Bialystok, Poland
  3. Department of Anaesthesiology and Critical Care, School of Medicine with Division of Dentistry in Zabrze, Medical University of Silesia, Zabrze, Poland
  4. Polish Society of Disaster Medicine, Warsaw, Poland
  5. 1st Chair and Department of Cardiology, Medical University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland
  6. Laboratory of Experimental Clinical Chemistry, Amsterdam University Medical Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  7. Maria Sklodowska-Curie Medical Academy in Warsaw, Poland

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Research letters — COVID-19
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Cardiol J 2020;27(6):884-885.


Mahdi Al-Jeabory
Kamil Safiejko
Szymon Bialka
Michal Pruc
Aleksandra Gasecka
Lukasz Szarpak

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