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Delayed presentation of cardiac injury four weeks after stabbing


Ochi, A and Hardikar, AA, Delayed presentation of cardiac injury four weeks after stabbing, Asian Cardiovascular & Thoracic Annals, 28, (1) pp. 62-64. ISSN 0218-4923 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0218492319874271


Penetrating trauma to the heart has a high associated mortality due to significant hemorrhage, coronary artery injury, and cardiac tamponade. Such sequelae progress rapidly, often leading to death before reaching hospital. We report a case of delayed presentation following a stab injury to the right ventricle. This case highlights the mechanisms that may facilitate a delayed presentation and the importance of appropriate investigation when suspicion of cardiac injury is high.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Cardiac tamponade, delayed diagnosis, hemothorax, heart injuries, wounds, penetrating, wounds, stab
Research Division:Biomedical and Clinical Sciences
Research Group:Cardiovascular medicine and haematology
Research Field:Cardiology (incl. cardiovascular diseases)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the biomedical and clinical sciences
UTAS Author:Ochi, A (Miss Ayame Ochi)
ID Code:150323
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Menzies Institute for Medical Research
Deposited On:2022-06-08
Last Modified:2022-09-19

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