Imaging patients with cardiac trauma.

  title={Imaging patients with cardiac trauma.},
  author={Carlos Santiago Restrepo and Fernando R. Gutierrez and Juan Alejandro Marmol-Velez and Daniel Ocazionez and Santiago Martinez-Jim{\'e}nez},
  journal={Radiographics : a review publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc},
  volume={32 3},
In the United States, trauma is the leading cause of death among those who are 1-44 years old, with cardiovascular injuries representing the second most common cause of traumatic death after central nervous system injuries. Evaluation of trauma patients with suspected cardiac injury may be complex and include electrocardiography, measurement of cardiac biomarkers, and imaging examinations. Contrast material-enhanced computed tomography (CT) has become one of the most valuable imaging tools… CONTINUE READING
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