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Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Sep;98(3):1134-40. doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2014.04.043. Epub 2014 Jul 25.

Blunt cardiac trauma: a review of the current knowledge and management.

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Department of Trauma Surgery, Hurley Medical and Level 1 Trauma Center, Flint, Michigan.
2
Department of Trauma Surgery, Hurley Medical and Level 1 Trauma Center, Flint, Michigan. Electronic address: jcarr1@hurleymc.com.

Abstract

Blunt cardiac injuries are highly lethal. A review of the world's English literature on the topic reveals a lack of Level 1 Evidence and few cohesive guidelines for the management of these patients. An online database query was performed using the PubMed medical database. All relevant articles from the past 20 years were reviewed. Conclusions are presented with their corresponding Levels of Evidence.

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