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Blunt cardiac rupture in the setting of previous sternotomy

Citation

Ch'Ng, S and Plunkett, B and Hardikar, A and Murton, M, Blunt cardiac rupture in the setting of previous sternotomy, Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 94, (4) pp. 1343-1345. ISSN 0003-4975 (2012) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/j.athoracsur.2012.01.088

Abstract

Most cases of blunt cardiac rupture (BCR) are associated with mortality at the scene of the injury. For the fortunate 13% to 17% of patients who survive the journey to the hospital, the treatment is definitive surgical repair. In the setting of previous sternotomy, the pericardial adhesions may limit the damage and protect against cardiac tamponade. We describe a patient who sustained 2 right ventricular tears from blunt trauma in a motor vehicle accident 18 years after coronary artery bypass graft surgery. He did not demonstrate hemodynamic compromise and was successfully managed conservatively.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Medical and Health Sciences
Research Group:Clinical Sciences
Research Field:Emergency Medicine
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Clinical Health (Organs, Diseases and Abnormal Conditions)
Objective Field:Surgical Methods and Procedures
Author:Hardikar, A (Dr Ashutosh Hardikar)
ID Code:85007
Year Published:2012
Web of Science® Times Cited:2
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2013-06-11
Last Modified:2017-11-15
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