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Penetrating heart injuries in two butchers
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10568329     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Two butchers, men aged 25 and 48 years, sustained a perforating heart injury when they made a vertical cut. They were rushed to hospital. The first patient was haemodynamically stable on arrival. The second had hypotension and cardiac ultrasonography revealed increased fluid in the pericardium; he was subjected to pericardiocentesis. The heart wounds in both patients were sutured via a left-sided anterolateral thoracotomy; the younger had a wound in the left ventricle, the older both a dorsal and a ventral transmural perforation of the right ventricle. Both patients could be discharged after a little over a week in good condition. Employers in abbattoirs should provide protective clothing fastening high enough to prevent heart wounds.
M Jagers op Akkerhuis; I Engelberts; P R Brink
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; English Abstract; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Nederlands tijdschrift voor geneeskunde     Volume:  143     ISSN:  0028-2162     ISO Abbreviation:  Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd     Publication Date:  1999 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-12-09     Completed Date:  1999-12-09     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0400770     Medline TA:  Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd     Country:  NETHERLANDS    
Other Details:
Languages:  dut     Pagination:  2153-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Vernacular Title:
Penetrerend hartletsel bij twee slachters.
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MeSH Terms
Heart Injuries / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Occupational Diseases / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy
Wounds, Stab / diagnosis,  etiology*,  therapy

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