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Traumatic Injuries to the Heart

  • Brian J. Daley
  • Collin E. M. Brathwaite
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Abstract

For centuries a wound to the heart was seen by warriors and physicians as well, as a fatal blow. Today, experience from an ever increasing volume of cardiac injuries, and the years of experience gained with such injuries, fused with the expanding role of cardiac surgery for non-traumatic diseases, a traumatic injury to the heart is no longer uniformly fatal.

Keywords

Trauma Patient Gunshot Wound Cardiac Injury Constrictive Pericarditis Blunt Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brian J. Daley
    • 1
  • Collin E. M. Brathwaite
    • 1
  1. 1.Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Cooper Hospital/University Medical CenterUniversity of Medicine and Dentistry of New JerseyCamdenUSA

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