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Complete heart block following a blow on the chest by a soccer ball: a rare manifestation of commotio cordis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22816548     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Commotio cordis is a rare type of blunt cardiac injury in which low impact chest trauma causes sudden cardiac arrest, usually occurs from being struck by a projectile during sports. The most common arrhythmia during commotio cordis is ventricular fibrillation, although complete heart block and an idioventricular rhythm have also been reported. We describe a case of a young patient who presented with a persistent third-degree atrioventricular block and a left bundle branch block, following blunt chest trauma, as a result of blow by soccer ball and subsequently needed a permanent pacemaker.
Saurabh Thakar; Preeti Chandra; Manali Pednekar; Chaim Kabalkin; Jacob Shani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of noninvasive electrocardiology : the official journal of the International Society for Holter and Noninvasive Electrocardiology, Inc     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1542-474X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-07-23     Completed Date:  2012-12-19     Revised Date:  2013-10-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9607443     Medline TA:  Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  280-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
©2012, Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Internal Medicine Division of Cardiology, Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Athletic Injuries / complications,  diagnosis
Atrioventricular Block / diagnosis*,  etiology
Bundle-Branch Block / diagnosis*,  etiology
Commotio Cordis / diagnosis*,  etiology
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Injuries / complications,  diagnosis
Monitoring, Physiologic / methods
Recovery of Function
Risk Assessment
Soccer / injuries*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / diagnosis
Young Adult
Comment In:
Ann Noninvasive Electrocardiol. 2013 Sep;18(5):491   [PMID:  24047496 ]

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