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Isolated right atrial tear following blunt chest trauma: report of three cases.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11041105     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Blunt chest trauma causing isolated right atrial tear and cardiac tamponade in three patients is reported. All three patients presented with hypotension, elevated central venous pressure and altered consciousness. Echocardiographic examination demonstrated pericardial effusion in all three cases. All three patients underwent operation with a median sternotomy approach without using cardiopulmonary bypass. At operation, two patients had one tear in the right atrium, the other had two tears in the right atrium. All three patients recovered uneventfully. Early use of echocardiography to detect the presence of hemopericardium and cardiac tamponade in patients with suspected atrial rupture following blunt chest trauma is advocated.
Authors:
B R Fang; L T Kuo; C T Li; J P Chang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese heart journal     Volume:  41     ISSN:  0021-4868     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn Heart J     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-20     Completed Date:  2000-11-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401175     Medline TA:  Jpn Heart J     Country:  JAPAN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  535-40     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Cardiology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Accidents, Traffic
Adult
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  surgery
Female
Heart Atria / injuries
Heart Injuries / etiology*,  surgery
Humans
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*,  surgery

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