Case report| Volume 26, ISSUE 1, P63-64, January 1995

A case of survival of left atrial rupture caused by blunt chest injury. Is there a rapid diagnostic method?

      This paper is only available as a PDF. To read, Please Download here.
      To read this article in full you will need to make a payment

      Purchase one-time access:

      Academic & Personal: 24 hour online accessCorporate R&D Professionals: 24 hour online access
      One-time access price info
      • For academic or personal research use, select 'Academic and Personal'
      • For corporate R&D use, select 'Corporate R&D Professionals'


      Subscribe to Injury
      Already a print subscriber? Claim online access
      Already an online subscriber? Sign in
      Institutional Access: Sign in to ScienceDirect


        • Nirgotis JG
        • et al.
        Blunt trauma of the heart, pathophysiology of injury.
        J Emerg Med. 1990; 5: 617
        • Renzulli A
        • Wren C
        • Hilton CJ
        Coronary artery-left ventricular fistula and multiple ventricular septal defects due to blunt chest trauma.
        Thorax. 1989; 44: 1055
      1. Sareli P, Goldman AP, Pocock WA, et al. Coronary artery right ventricular fistula and organic tricuspid regurgitation due to blunt chest trauma. Am J Cardiol 54: 697.

        • Williams JB
        • Silver DG
        • Laws HL
        Successful management of heart rupture from blunt trauma.
        J Trauma. 1981; 21: 534
        • Parmley LF
        • Manion WC
        • Mattingly TW
        Nonpenetrating traumatic injury of the heart.
        Circulation. 1958; 18: 371
        • Aksnes J
        • Foose E
        • Pilgrim-Larsen J
        • et al.
        Injuries of the heart.
        Injury. 1993; 24: 545
        • Noon PG
        • Boulafendis D
        • Beall AC
        Rupture of the heart secondary to blunt trauma.
        J Trauma. 1971; 11: 122
        • Pevec WC
        • Udekwu AO
        • Peitzman AB
        Blunt rupture of myocardium.
        Ann Thorac Surg. 1989; 48: 139
        • Mason PF
        • Rooney SR
        • Laing RW
        • et al.
        Trivial chest injury: a case for vigilance.
        Injury. 1993; 24: 688
        • Bright EF
        • Beck CS
        Nonpenetrating wounds of the heart: a clinical and experimental study.
        Am Heart J. 1934; 10: 292