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Cardiac tamponade--an unlikely cause of unexplained hypotension in an isolated "minor" blunt chest injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9269354     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cardiac tamponade after a minor blunt chest trauma is indeed rare. Here, we report on one such case presenting with unexplained hypotension at the Emergency Department. The problems of diagnosis and treatment are discussed. In short, the proper management of this life-threatening condition can only be rendered by a high index of suspicion and close vigilance.
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Singapore medical journal     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0037-5675     ISO Abbreviation:  Singapore Med J     Publication Date:  1997 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-09-17     Completed Date:  1997-09-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0404516     Medline TA:  Singapore Med J     Country:  SINGAPORE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  35-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anaesthesia, Toa Payoh Hospital, Singapore.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis,  etiology*
Hypotension / etiology*
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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