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CONCUSSION, civ. law. The unlawful forcing of another by threats of violence to give something of value. It differs from robbery in this, that in robbery the thing is taken by force, while in concussion it is obtained by threatened violence. Hein. Lec. El, Sec. 1071

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Typically, in commotio cordis, the SCA occurs during a sporting event, when a child sustains a chest wall blow and collapses.
In the rare case of a commotio cordis episode, or if SCA should afflict a spectator or official, the prompt and proper use of an AED greatly increases the odds of the victim's survival.
To prevent deaths from commotio cordis, it is necessary to train coaches, bystanders and other sports personnel in the recognition of this event.
Grethe Krogh plays Carl Nielsen's Commotio as part of a concert today at Symphony Hall (11.
Commotio is widely regarded as one of the great organ masterpieces of the 20th century, and hearing it played on the newly inaugurated Symphony Organ should be quite an experience.
Commotio cordis is defined as a cardiac concussion with significant electrical disturbance when force is applied to the thorax during a vulnerable phase of ventricular repolarization.
Rarer is the occurrence of Commotio Cordis, in which a young player receives a direct hit from a ball to the anterior chest wall, causing cardiac arrest.
Global epidemiology and demographics of commotio cordis.
Michael died of commotio cordis - he went into cardiac arrest after being hit hard in the chest after a catch.
Commotio (Society for the Publication of Danish Music, 1932) (15)
Maron and colleagues (32) have written extensively about commotio cordis in the past 10 years.