Title: Isolated rupture of the left atrial appendage after blunt chest trauma
Authors: Hermans, Kurt ×
Vermeulen, Jan
Meyns, Bart #
Issue Date: Jan-2005
Series Title: Acta Cardiologica vol:59 issue:6 pages:663-664
Abstract: Traumatic cardiac damage is caused by penetrating or blunt injury.The majority of disruptures in blunt trauma are the result of deceleration traumas.We present the case of an 8-year-old boy who fell off his horse. Afterwards the horse stepped on his chest. He was successfully treated for pericardial tamponade due to an isolated left appendage rupture. The lesion was probably caused by a sudden elevated intra-atrial blood pressure during chest compression.
ISSN: 0001-5385
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Cardiac Surgery
× corresponding author
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