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Korean Circ J. 2003 Aug;33(8):719-722. Korean. Case Report. https://doi.org/10.4070/kcj.2003.33.8.719
Park HS , Han SW , Cho YK , Yun HJ , Lee YS , Hyun DW , Hur SH , Kim KS , Kim YN , Kim KB , Park NH , Won KS , Park SK .
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. swhan@dsmc.or.kr
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, College of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Nuclear Medicine, College of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Handong University, Pohang, Korea.
Abstract

Commotio cordis is sudden death due to a non-penetrating chest wall impact in the absence of structural injury to the heart and chest wall. It usually occurs during sports games, like baseball, ice-hockey and soft balls, in young children. When objects (baseball, hockey puck, etc) strike the chest, a fatal arrhythmia like ventricular fibrillation can occur. We report a case of ventricular fibrillation that occurred after a light blunt trauma to the chest wall.

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