Penetrating Heart Injury: a case report

AUTHORS

Ali Karbalaikhani 1 , Azita shishegar 2 , * , Salman Dehkhoda 1

1 Assistant Professor, Surgical Department, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Andorra

2 Assistant Professor, Surgical Department, AJA University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran, Iran

How to Cite: Karbalaikhani A , shishegar A, Dehkhoda S . Penetrating Heart Injury: a case report, Ann Mil Health Sci Res. 2013 ; 11(2):e66698.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Annals of Military and Health Sciences Research: 11 (2); e66698
Published Online: June 04, 2013
Article Type: Case Report
Received: March 03, 2013
Accepted: May 04, 2013
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Abstract

Penetrating heart trauma is usually life threatening and it usually requires emergent surgical exploration. Pre-hospital mortality rate and death on arrival is very high. We describe a case of 42 years old man, suffering from stab wound to the fifth left intercostal space that was in shock and severe respiratory distress during admission in emergency room.

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