Blunt cardiac injury in the elderly trauma patient.

  title={Blunt cardiac injury in the elderly trauma patient.},
  author={Vicki A Keough and Marijo Letizia},
  journal={International journal of trauma nursing},
  volume={4 2},
Elderly patients are at significant risk for development of complications after a traumatic event as a result of the aging process. This case discusses the diagnosis and sequelae of blunt cardiac injury, as well as the needs and approaches for an elderly patient. Nursing care interventions are provided.