Emergency room thoracotomy for acute traumatic cardiac tamponade caused by a blunt cardiac injury: A case report

@inproceedings{Ishida2017EmergencyRT,
  title={Emergency room thoracotomy for acute traumatic cardiac tamponade caused by a blunt cardiac injury: A case report},
  author={Kenichiro Ishida and Yoshihiro Kinoshita and Nobutaka Iwasa and Masaro Nakae and Masayuki Sakaki and Yohei Ieki and Kyosuke Takahashi and Yumiko Shimahara and Taku Sogabe and Keiichiro Shimono and Mitsuhiro Noborio and Daikai Sadamitsu},
  booktitle={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2017}
}
INTRODUCTION Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries have a high mortality rate, and prompt diagnosis and treatment can be lifesaving in cardiac tamponade. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 62-year-old man was transferred to the emergency department after a motor vehicle accident. He was hemodynamically unstable. A focused assessment with sonography in trauma (FAST) showed pericardial fluid with right ventricular collapse consistent with cardiac tamponade in the subxiphoid view. He collapsed despite a… CONTINUE READING