When doing CPR, why is it important to avoid pressing on the lower end of the sternum?

Answer The flexible xiphoid process is found at the lower end of the sternum, when pushed on, it can be driven into the liver and cause fatal bleeding.

The pointy xiphoid process can dig into, and damage the liver. The bleeding that ensues may be fatal.

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