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Mechanical chest compression devices as an option for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in COVID-19 pandemic

Mehdi Al-Jeabory1, Gabriela Oliwia Borkowska2, Agata Olecka2, Adrian Goss2, Wojciech Wieczorek1, Togay Evrin3
DOI: 10.5603/DEMJ.a2021.0003
Disaster Emerg Med J 2021;6(1):50-51.
  1. Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical University of Warsaw, Poland
  2. Faculty of Medicine, Collegium Medicum, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University, Warsaw, Poland
  3. Department of Emergency Medicine, Ufuk University Medical Faculty, Dr Ridvan Ege Education and Research Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

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Mechanical chest compression devices as an option for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in COVID-19 pandemic


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Vol 6, No 1 (2021)

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Disaster Emerg Med J 2021;6(1):50-51.


chest compression
mechanical chest compression
cardiopulmonary resuscitation
survival rate


Mehdi Al-Jeabory
Gabriela Oliwia Borkowska
Agata Olecka
Adrian Goss
Wojciech Wieczorek
Togay Evrin

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