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J Trauma Inj. 2014 Mar;27(1):5-8. English. Case Report.
Noh TO , Seo PW .
Department of Thoracic & Cardiovascular Surgery, Dankook University, College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea. pwseo@dankook.ac.kr
Abstract

Although blunt traumatic cardiac rupture is an uncommon injury, it can be associated with a high mortality rate. Two cases of cardiac rupture in blunt trauma patients are described herein. In those cases, applications of mechanical support devices such as ECMO (extracorporeal membrane oxygenation) and early surgery for exploration under cardiopulmonary bypass may be helpful for treating blunt chest trauma patients.

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