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|Title:||Back trauma resulting in commotio cordis|
Grech, Victor E.
Thoracic vertebrae -- Wounds and injuries
|Publisher:||Images in Paediatric Cardiology|
|Citation:||Bugeja, J., Dimech, T., Borg, C., Meilak, S., Sammut, M., & Grech, V. (2018). Back trauma resulting in commotio cordis. Images in Paediatric Cardiology, 20(2), 5-6.|
|Abstract:||Commotio cordis (Latin: "agitation of the heart") is a dysrhythmia provoked by praecordial trauma during the early part of cardiac repolarisation. Recorded rhythms include ventricular tachycardia/fibrillation, bradyarrhythmias, idioventricular rhythm, complete heart block and asystole. The quoted fatality rate is 65% even with prompt CPR and defibrillation, and exceeds 80% in the absence of such interventions. Above a certain threshold of trauma/impact, structural cardiac damage may also occur (contusio cordis).|
|Appears in Collections:||IPC, Volume 20, Issue 2|
IPC, Volume 20, Issue 2
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