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Complications Associated with the Heimlich Maneuver

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The Heimlich maneuver can remove a large bolus of food or other foreign object that is obstructing the upper airway by a rapid increase in intrathoracic pressure. Unfortunately this potentially life-saving technique may result in serious injury to the patient.

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