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The complete array of electrocardiogram abnormalities secondary to myocardial contusion in a single case.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19666642     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Myocardial contusion is a complication of blunt thoracic injuries. Transthoracic echocardiography and electrocardiography (ECG) monitoring are important in suspected cases. We report a 54-year-old man, who sustained a number of injuries including blunt chest injury as a consequence of a road traffic accident. Electrocardiography monitoring over a 48 h period demonstrated sequential degrees of conduction system block coupled with a temporary cardio-version from persistent atrial fibrillation to sinus rhythm, suggesting coincident pulmonary vein contusion.
Girish Ganesha Babu; Andrew Wood; Peter O'Callaghan; Navroz D Masani; Robert A Bleasdale
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-08-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Europace : European pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac electrophysiology : journal of the working groups on cardiac pacing, arrhythmias, and cardiac cellular electrophysiology of the European Society of Cardiology     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1532-2092     ISO Abbreviation:  Europace     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  2010-01-07     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100883649     Medline TA:  Europace     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1557-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Hatter Institute of Cardiology, University College of London Hospitals, London WC1E 6HX, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Arrhythmias, Cardiac / diagnosis*,  etiology
Contusions / complications,  diagnosis*
Electrocardiography / methods*
Heart Conduction System / injuries*
Middle Aged
Multiple Trauma / complications,  diagnosis*
Thoracic Injuries / complications,  diagnosis*
Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications,  diagnosis*

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