Cardiac trauma during teenage years.

  title={Cardiac trauma during teenage years.},
  author={Peep Talving and Demetrios Demetriades},
  journal={Pediatric clinics of North America},
  volume={61 1},
The spectrum of blunt cardiac trauma ranges from asymptomatic myocardial contusion to fatal cardiac arrhythmias and/or cardiac rupture. Although cardiac rupture is common in fatal traffic accidents, these patients rarely reach hospital care. Insignificant blunt cardiac injury during sports may cause fatal arrhythmia in teens. Penetrating cardiac trauma is… CONTINUE READING