Blunt Cardiac Rupture: A 5-Year NTDB Analysis


Teixeira P. G. R. , Inaba K., Oncel D. , DuBose J., Chan L., Rhee P., ...More

JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE, vol.67, no.4, pp.788-791, 2009 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/ta.0b013e3181825bd8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF TRAUMA-INJURY INFECTION AND CRITICAL CARE
  • Page Numbers: pp.788-791

Abstract

Objective: Because of its rarity and high rate of mortality, traumatic blunt cardiac rupture (BCR) has been poorly studied. The objective of this study was to use the National Trauma Data Bank to review the epidemiology and outcomes associated with traumatic BCR.