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Blunt Cardiac Rupture in the Setting of Previous Sternotomy.
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PMID:  22579894     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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.
Stephanie Ch'ng; Brian Plunkett; Ashutosh Hardikar; Mark Murton
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 The Society of Thoracic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart Tasmania, Australia.
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