Cardiac injuries in blunt chest trauma

Department of Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Cetir Sant Jordi, Barcelona, Spain.
Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (Impact Factor: 4.56). 09/2009; 11(1):35. DOI: 10.1186/1532-429X-11-35
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Blunt chest traumas are a clinical challenge, both for diagnosis and treatment. The use of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance can play a major role in this setting. We present two cases: a 12-year-old boy and 45-year-old man. Late gadolinium enhancement imaging enabled visualization of myocardial damage resulting from the trauma. © 2009Huguet et al; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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    • "The editors of JCMR were intrigued to receive two separate reports of myocardial damage attributable to external chest trauma within a week of each other. Marina Higuet showed evidence of a relatively extensive infarction involving septal, inferior and lateral regions of the LV in a 12 year old boy who had been run over 6 years previously [50]. In a second case, they reported evidence of rupture of the interventricular septum in a 45 year old man, investigated the day after he suffered compression in a collapsed trench. "
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