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What is the cause of death in a tension pneumothorax?

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Dr. Shabbir Hossain
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Cardiac arrest

Usually, the buildup of pressure from the pneumothorax causes the heart to stop.

In brief: Cardiac arrest

Usually, the buildup of pressure from the pneumothorax causes the heart to stop.
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