Cardiac rupture caused by blunt trauma as well as false angiographic aortic rupture. A case report.

@article{Oppell1988CardiacRC,
  title={Cardiac rupture caused by blunt trauma as well as false angiographic aortic rupture. A case report.},
  author={Ulrich Von Oppell and Steve J. Beningfield and John A Odell and B. W. Carney G. N. Cecil C. R. Evans H. J. Karwowski Reichart},
  journal={South African medical journal = Suid-Afrikaanse tydskrif vir geneeskunde},
  year={1988},
  volume={74 10},
  pages={519-20}
}
A patient with a ruptured heart as a result of severe blunt trauma is described. There was also a false angiographic appearance of a ruptured aorta due to a ductal diverticulum. The association of aortic and cardiac rupture is discussed.