Blunt cardiac injury

M. J. A. Parr*

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Abstract

Blunt cardiac injury (BCI) is a common complication of chest trauma. With improvements in pre-hospital care and rapid regional transport, more patients with severe BCI may arrive at the hospital with signs of life. Prompt recognition and expeditious surgical and critical care treatment may increase the number of survivors. This paper reviews current clinical considerations in dealing with patients suffering BCI.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)201-205
Number of pages5
JournalMinerva Anestesiologica
Volume70
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Critical care
  • Heart injuries
  • Trauma

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