International Journal of Critical Illness and Injury Science

REVIEW ARTICLE
Year
: 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 113--119

Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries: An updated narrative review


Rayyan Fadel1, Ayman El-Menyar2, Samir ElKafrawy3, Mohamad Gomaa Gad4 
1 Department of Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
2 Department of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College; Department of Surgery, Clinical Research, Trauma and Vascular Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha, Qatar
3 Department of Anesthesia, ElSahel Teaching Hospital, Cairo, Egypt
4 Department of Cardiology, Heart Hospital, Doha, Qatar

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Ayman El-Menyar
Weill Cornell Medical School and Clinical Research, Trauma and Vascular Surgery, Hamad General Hospital, Doha
Qatar

Blunt cardiac injury (BCI) is defined as injuries sustained due to blunt trauma to the heart, and it remains unchanged for long time. The spectrum of BCI ranges from a minor “bruise” to specific postcontusion cardiac conditions such as free-wall rupture. This is a narrative review provides a continued and updates details regarding BCIs from 2008 to 2017. For this purpose, a narrative review of literature was conducted using appropriate database for retrieval of articles through systematic search methodology. Autopsy-based studies are very limited. It can be concluded that regardless of the variability in the spectrum of modalities and medical/surgical resources, BCIs diagnosis and management remain a puzzle and needs further prospective studies.


How to cite this article:
Fadel R, El-Menyar A, ElKafrawy S, Gad MG. Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries: An updated narrative review.Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci 2019;9:113-119


How to cite this URL:
Fadel R, El-Menyar A, ElKafrawy S, Gad MG. Traumatic blunt cardiac injuries: An updated narrative review. Int J Crit Illn Inj Sci [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Oct 23 ];9:113-119
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