Successful management of heart rupture from blunt trauma.

  title={Successful management of heart rupture from blunt trauma.},
  author={J. B. Williams and Donald Silver and Henry L. Laws},
  journal={The Journal of trauma},
  volume={21 7},
Seven patients with cardiac rupture from blunt trauma were encountered at the University Hospital, University of Alabama School of Medicine, in a 15-year period. Five of seven patients survived, including three with left atrial injuries and one each with right ventricular and left ventricular injuries. Useful diagnostic features included systolic… CONTINUE READING