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Delayed pericardial tamponade after penetrating chest trauma.
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PMID:  15756084     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Delayed pericardial tamponade (PT) after penetrating heart trauma is now a rare condition as a result of advances in medical and surgical management. We report the case of a 32-year-old man with delayed PT after a stab wound from a knife. The initial evaluation was consistent with a traumatic apical myocardial infarction. After an uneventful initial course, the patient developed acute PT, which required emergency surgery. A thrombus was discovered over a laceration in the mid-segment of the left anterior descending artery and a simple suture was performed.
Susana González Enríquez; Camilo González Fernández; Felipe Rodríguez Entem; Jose Maria San José Garagarza; Rafael Martín Durán
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine     Volume:  12     ISSN:  0969-9546     ISO Abbreviation:  Eur J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-09     Completed Date:  2005-07-14     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9442482     Medline TA:  Eur J Emerg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Hospital Universitario Marqués de Valdecilla, Santander, Spain.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis,  etiology*,  surgery
Emergency Medicine / methods
Suicide, Attempted
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Time Factors
Treatment Outcome
Wounds, Stab / complications*

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