publication . Article . 2007

five cases of blunt traumatic cardiac rupture success and failure in surgical management

Asako Namai; Masahiro Sakurai; Hidenori Fujiwara;
  • Published: 14 May 2007 Journal: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, volume 55, pages 200-204 (issn: 1863-6705, eissn: 1863-6713, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media LLC
We report five cases of blunt cardiac rupture seen in our hospital during the last 6 years. All these patients sustained blunt chest trauma due to motor vehicle or motorcycle accidents, and all had vital signs on arrival at the emergency department. We suspected cardiovascular injuries from the findings of echocardiography and CT scans, and all five cases were operated on 2–6 h after injury. Four had a median sternotomy, and one had a lateral thoractomy. During the operations, we found that two patients had pericardium injuries and all five patients had right chamber injuries, which included multiple, ventricle, and large venous injuries in three patients. The t...
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