publication . Other literature type . Article . 2012

Understanding traumatic blunt cardiac injury

Ayman El-Menyar; Hassan Al Thani; Ahmad Zarour; Rifat Latifi;
  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Cardiac injuries are classified as blunt and penetrating injuries. In both the injuries, the major issue is missing the diagnosis and high mortality. Blunt cardiac injuries (BCI) are much more common than penetrating injuries. Aiming at a better understanding of BCI, we searched the literature from January 1847 to January 2012 by using MEDLINE and EMBASE search engines. Using the key word "Blunt Cardiac Injury," we found 1814 articles; out of which 716 articles were relevant. Herein, we review the causes, diagnosis, and management of BCI. In conclusion, traumatic cardiac injury is a major challenge in critical trauma care, but the guidelines are lacking. A high ...
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free text keywords: Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine, General Medicine, Occupational safety and health, Accident prevention, Medical emergency, medicine.disease, medicine, Trauma care, Anesthesia, MEDLINE, Injury prevention, Blunt trauma, Human factors and ergonomics, business.industry, business, Blunt, Intensive care medicine, medicine.medical_specialty, Blunt cardiac injury, Aortic injury, Anesthesiology, RD78.3-87.3, Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system, RC666-701, Epidural block, Paravertebral block, Post-thoracotomy pain, Aortic surgery, Bleeding, Hypothermia, Transfusion, Cardiac surgery, IABP, Intensive care, Intra-aortic balloon pump, Survey, Acute kidney injury, Cardiopulmonary bypass, Management
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