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Pump Up that Balloon Before Your Patient is Doomed: REBOA in Trauma

Hemorrhage is the leading cause of death in trauma. Patients with intra abdominal, pelvic, or intrathoracic hemorrhages have an extremely high mortality rate. Prehospital providers can only fix one of the two types of hemorrhages. The categories of hemorrhages include: Compressible- Can be stopped with direct pressure/tourniquet (usually on the extremities). Non-compressible- Usually happens in …

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