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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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ABSTRACT

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 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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