Blunt cardiac injury in critically ill trauma patients: a single centre experience.

@article{Skinner2015BluntCI,
  title={Blunt cardiac injury in critically ill trauma patients: a single centre experience.},
  author={David Lee Skinner and Grant Llewellyn Laing and Reitze Nils Rodseth and Lynne Ryan and Timothy Craig Hardcastle and David James Jackson Muckart},
  journal={Injury},
  year={2015},
  volume={46 1},
  pages={66-70}
}
PURPOSE This study describes the incidence and outcomes of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) in a single trauma intensive care unit (TICU), together with the spectrum of thoracic injuries and cardiac abnormalities seen in BCI. METHODS We performed a retrospective observational study of 169 patients with blunt thoracic trauma admitted from January 2010 to April 2013. BCI was diagnosed using an elevated serum troponin in the presence of either clinical, ECG or transthoracic echocardiography (TTE… CONTINUE READING