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Isolated tear in left atrial appendage due to blunt trauma chest: A rare case report.
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PMID:  24174854     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Blunt traumatic cardiac rupture is associated with a high mortality rate. Motor vehicle accidents account for most cardiac ruptures, but crush injury is relatively rare. We describe a case of a 72-year-old man who had the left atrial appendage ruptured through blunt trauma due to a fall from scooter. Simple suture repair of the atrial appendage was achieved after clamping the base of the left atrium to control the bleeding. He recovered without complication. Traumatic injury to left atrial appendage is rarely seen and reported.
Authors:
Manpreet S Salooja; Manender Singla; Anupam Srivastava; Kishore C Mukherjee
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2012-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Saudi Heart Association     Volume:  25     ISSN:  1016-7315     ISO Abbreviation:  J Saudi Heart Assoc     Publication Date:  2013 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-31     Completed Date:  2013-10-31     Revised Date:  2013-11-04    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9887261     Medline TA:  J Saudi Heart Assoc     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  95-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of CardioVascular and Thoracic Surgery, S.P.S Apollo Hospitals, Sherpur Chowk, Ludhiana (Punjab) 141001, India.
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