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Survival after left ventricular rupture following blunt chest injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8924145     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Blunt traumatic rupture of the left ventricle of the heart is rarely diagnosed preoperatively and is usually fatal, with only a few survivors reported in the literature. This report describes a case of a 54-year-old woman who survived a left ventricular rupture from a motor vehicle accident. Her cardiac injury was not suspected because she was not hypotensive and had no signs of pericardial tamponade. She developed circulatory arrest 2 hours after her injury, during induction of anesthesia.
Y Weiner; H Berkenstadt; E Segal
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of emergency medicine     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0735-6757     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Emerg Med     Publication Date:  1996 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-11-13     Completed Date:  1996-11-13     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8309942     Medline TA:  Am J Emerg Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  186-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Surgery and Vascular Surgery, Haim Sheba Medical Center, Tel Hashomer and Tel Aviv University, Sackler School of Medicine, Israel.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Heart Rupture / etiology*
Heart Ventricles / injuries*
Middle Aged
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*

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