Blunt and Penetrating Cardiac Trauma

Seth Bellister, Bradley M. Dennis, Oscar D. Guillamondegui

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Abstract

Patients with traumatic cardiac injuries can present with wide variability in their severity of illness. The most severe will present in cardiac arrest, whereas the most benign may be altogether asymptomatic; most will fall somewhere in between. Management of cardiac injuries largely depends on mechanism of injury and patient physiology. Understanding the spectrum of injuries and their associated manifestations can help providers react more quickly and initiate potentially life-saving therapies more efficiently when time is critical. This article discusses the workup and management of both blunt and penetrating cardiac injuries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1065-1076
Number of pages12
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume97
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

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Wounds and Injuries
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Keywords

  • Blunt cardiac injury
  • Cardiac box
  • Cardiac trauma
  • Penetrating cardiac injury

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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Blunt and Penetrating Cardiac Trauma. / Bellister, Seth; Dennis, Bradley M.; Guillamondegui, Oscar D.

In: Surgical Clinics of North America, Vol. 97, No. 5, 01.10.2017, p. 1065-1076.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Bellister, Seth ; Dennis, Bradley M. ; Guillamondegui, Oscar D. / Blunt and Penetrating Cardiac Trauma. In: Surgical Clinics of North America. 2017 ; Vol. 97, No. 5. pp. 1065-1076.
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