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The "empty heart" sign.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3740007     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Approximately 15% of victims of instantly lethal central nervous system trauma have an empty or nearly empty heart at autopsy. This article defines and discusses the "empty heart" sign.
Authors:
C S Hirsch; R E Zumwalt
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology     Volume:  7     ISSN:  0195-7910     ISO Abbreviation:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Publication Date:  1986 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-09-16     Completed Date:  1986-09-16     Revised Date:  2011-02-02    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8108948     Medline TA:  Am J Forensic Med Pathol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Brain Injuries / physiopathology*
Coronary Circulation*
Humans
Muscles / blood supply
Postmortem Changes
Spinal Cord Injuries / physiopathology*

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