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Blunt cardiac injury.
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PMID:  23102031     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Blunt chest trauma represents a spectrum of injuries to the heart and aorta that vary markedly in character and severity. The setting, signs, and symptoms of chest trauma are often nonspecific, which represents a challenge to emergency providers. Individuals with suspected blunt chest trauma who have only mild or no symptoms, a normal electrocardiogram (ECG), and are hemodynamically stable typically have a benign course and rarely require further diagnostic testing or long periods of close observation. Individuals with pain, ECG abnormalities, or hemodynamic instability may require rapid evaluation of the heart by echocardiography and the great vessels by advanced imaging.
Jeremy S Bock; R Michael Benitez
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-09-05
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology clinics     Volume:  30     ISSN:  1558-2264     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiol Clin     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8300331     Medline TA:  Cardiol Clin     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  545-55     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Division of Cardiology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 110 South Paca Street, Seventh Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA.
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