Pediatric blunt cardiac injuries are uncommon and rarely clinically significant but can result in fatal arrythmias and bleeding.
See also Penetrating Thoracic and Mediastinal Injury
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Last updated: November 2, 2020
Hirschl, Ron, et al., editors. "Cardiac Injury." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2020. Pediatric Surgery Library, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829105/all/Cardiac_Injury.
Cardiac Injury. In: Hirschl RR, Powell DD, Waldhausen JJ, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2020. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829105/all/Cardiac_Injury. Accessed June 5, 2023.
Cardiac Injury. (2020). In Hirschl, R., Powell, D., & Waldhausen, J. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829105/all/Cardiac_Injury
Cardiac Injury [Internet]. In: Hirschl RR, Powell DD, Waldhausen JJ, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2020. [cited 2023 June 05]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829105/all/Cardiac_Injury.
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