- •Cardiac rupture associated with blunt trauma is usually associated with a high mortality.
- •Our patient had a traumatic cardiac arrest due to blunt trauma. Thoracotomy was performed to relieve a tamponade.
- •The evidence for indiscriminate thoracotomy for blunt traumatic cardiac arrest is poor. The addition of ultrasound can support decision making.
- •The first documented case of neurological survival post pre-hospital clamshell thoracotomy for blunt traumatic arrest.
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