Right atrial rupture in blunt chest trauma
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The mortality rate from cardiac rupture by blunt chest injury is high. Here, we report a case of 27-year-old male who suffered a right atrial rupture by blunt chest injury and was successfully treated. The hemodynamics were stabilized by pericardiocentesis with a 5F Pigtail catheter for cardiac tamponade and rapid fluid transfusion. Then the right atrial rupture was repaired without a cardiopulmonary bypass. The postoperative course was uneventful, and the patient was discharged on the 14th postoperative day.
Key wordscardiac rupture blunt chest injury right atrial rupture
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