Assessment of cardiac injury in patients with blunt chest trauma

Emet M., Akoz A., Aslan Ş., Saritas A., ÇAKIR Z., Acemoglu H.

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF TRAUMA AND EMERGENCY SURGERY, vol.36, no.5, pp.441-447, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background There has been difficulty in the appropriate determination of blunt cardiac injury (BCI) related to blunt thoracic trauma (BTT). The aim of this study is to assess BCI and the effectiveness of diagnostic tests in BTT in patients admitted to the emergency department (ED).