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Cardiac Injuries Caused by Blunt Trauma: An Autopsy Based Assessment of the Injury Pattern

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Nonpenetrating chest trauma with injury to the heart and aorta has become increasingly common, particularly as a result of rapid deceleration in high-speed vehicular accidents, over the past 2–3 decades. The high mortality rate of cardiac injuries and possible late onset complications make blunt cardiac injuries an important challenging point for legal medicine. One hundred and ninety cases with blunt cardiac injuries in a period of 3 years were analyzed retrospectively in terms of patterns of cardiac injury, survival times, and demographic profiles of the cases in this study.
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Keywords: autopsy; blunt trauma; cardiac injury; cardiac rupture; forensic science; pathology

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Council of Forensic Medicine, Ministry of Justice, Istanbul, Turkey. 2: Department of Pathology, University of Uludag, Bursa, Turkey. 3: Department of Forensic Medicine, Istanbul Medical Faculty, University of Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey.

Publication date: 01 January 2010

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