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Pages 29-31 (January - March 2018)
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Vol. 53. Issue 197.
Pages 29-31 (January - March 2018)
Review
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation and use of the automatic external defibrillator in sport
Reanimación cardiopulmonar y uso del desfibrilador externo automático en el deporte
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Gonzalo Graziolia,
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grazioli@clinic.ub.es

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, Xavier Escaladab, Luis Serratosac, Jordi Medallod, Josep Gutierreze, Marta Sitgesa, Josep Brugadaa
a Cardiovascular Institut Clínic, Hospital Clínic, University of Barcelona, Institute for Biomedical Research August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
b Sistema d’Emergències Mèdiques de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
c Hospital Universitario Quironsalud, Madrid, Spain
d Institut de Medicina Legal i Ciències Forenses de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
e Consell Català de l’Esport, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
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Cardiac arrest during sport practice is a low-incidence event, however, as it is commonly seen witnessed to have a high survival rate compared to general non-hospital cardiac arrest. The objective of this review is to analyze the special characteristics, give recommendations for the installation of automatic external defibrillators and the elaboration of an adequate medical action plan for each sports center.

Keywords:
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Sudden death
Sport
Automatic external defibrillator
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La parada cardiaca durante la práctica de deporte es un evento de baja incidencia, sin embargo, al ser habitualmente presenciado presenta una tasa de supervivencia elevada si se compara con el paro cardiaco extra-hospitalario en general. El objetivo de esta revisión es analizar las características especiales, dar recomendaciones para la instalación de desfibriladores externos automáticos y elaboración de un plan de acción médica adecuado a cada centro deportivo.

Palabras clave:
Reanimación cardiopulmonar
Muerte súbita
Deporte
Desfibrilador externo automático

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