Delayed sequelae of penetrating cardiac injury.

@article{Cha1993DelayedSO,
  title={Delayed sequelae of penetrating cardiac injury.},
  author={Eugene K Cha and Vijay Mittal and R D Allaben},
  journal={Archives of surgery},
  year={1993},
  volume={128 8},
  pages={836-9; discussion 839-41}
}
OBJECTIVE We studied delayed or residual manifestations of penetrating cardiac injury in patients to determine the incidence, type, management, and outcome. BACKGROUND Penetrating cardiac injury is associated with a high mortality despite improvement in management in recent years. Secondary lesions that are usually not looked for at the time of initial surgery are diagnosed and repaired postoperatively. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING The study was conducted at a major urban trauma… CONTINUE READING
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