Management of acute cardiac trauma.

A. S. Estrera, J. T. Schreiber

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It is estimated that approximately 165,000 people die of traumatic causes every year. Thoracic trauma accounts for 25 per cent of all these traumatic deaths, and primary cardiac injury is a major contributing cause. Thus, every member of a trauma team must have a thorough knowledge of the diagnosis and management of cardiac injuries--penetrating and blunt--to effect an improvement in the overall survival of this group of trauma patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)239-256
Number of pages18
JournalCardiology clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 1984

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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