Blunt cardiac injury

Jess M. Schultz, Donald D. Trunkey

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    In summary, the incidence of BCI following blunt thoracic trauma patients has been reported between 20% and 76%, and no gold standard exists to diagnose BCI. Diagnostic tests should be limited to identify those patients who are at risk of developing cardiac complications as a result of BCI. Therapeutic interventions should be directed to treat the complications of BCI. Finally, the prognosis and outcome of BCI patients is encouraging.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)57-70
    Number of pages14
    JournalCritical Care Clinics
    Issue number1
    StatePublished - Jan 2004

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine


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