HORACE H. HODGES, M.D., F.A.C.P.; MONROE T. GILMOUR, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Myocardial contusion probably occurs more frequently than is yet generally recognized.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 In the management of chest trauma, it is important to recognize early the presence of cardiac injury. Its occurrence should be suspected in all cases of chest trauma even when no penetrating wound is present. The following case report illustrates the recognition of this cardiac injury. The fatal outcome, which may have been influenced in part by a delay in diagnosis, stimulates us to present this case in the hope of increasing the general alertness to the occurrence of severe cardiac injury
HODGES HH, GILMOUR MT. MYOCARDIAL CONTUSION: THE REPORT OF A FATAL CASE WITH AUTOPSY1. Ann Intern Med. 1951;34:248–256. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-34-1-248
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1951;34(1):248-256.
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