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Identifying the Broken Heart: Predictors of Mortality and Morbidity in Suspected Blunt Cardiac Injury

Monday, February 1, 2016

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Bellal Joseph, Tahereh Orouji Jokar, Mazhar Khalil, Ansab A. Haider, Narong Kulvatunyou, Bardiya Zangbar, Andrew Tang, Muhammad Zeeshan, Terence O’Keeffe, Daniyal Abbas, Rifat Latifi, Peter Rhee

A retrospective analysis of patients suffering blunt cardiac injury was performed to identify factors associated with mortality.  Death was not associated with abnormal ECG or the site or number of bone fractures.  Mortality was related to hypotension, elevated lactate, and elevated troponins.

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