Nonpenetrating right atrial and pericardial trauma

Antonino M. Grande, Mauro Rinaldi, Stefano Pasquino, Roberto Dore, Mario Viganò

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Nonpenetrating chest trauma can cause cardiac rupture. Ventricles are affected more frequently than atria. Survival is rare and depends upon prompt diagnosis and immediate surgical intervention. We report the case of a 42-year-old man involved in a car accident with consequent right atrial rupture and pericardial tearing.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)923-925
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 1 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery


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