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Survival after left ventricular rupture following blunt chest injury



Survival after left ventricular rupture following blunt chest injury



American Journal of Emergency Medicine 14(2): 186-188



Blunt traumatic rupture of the left ventricle of the heart is rarely diagnosed preoperatively and is usually fatal, with only a few survivors reported in the literature. This report describes a case of a 54-year-old women who survived a left ventricular rupture from a motor vehicle accident. Her cardiac injury was not suspected because she was not hypotensive and had no signs of pericardial tamponade. She developed circulatory arrest 2 hours after her injury, during induction of anesthesia.

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Accession: 009496675

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PMID: 8924145

DOI: 10.1016/s0735-6757(96)90131-x


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