Penetrating Cardiac Injury
- Factors affecting prognosis with penetrating wounds of the heart.
- Tyburski JG, Astra L, Wilson RF, Dente C, Steffes C.
- J Trauma. 2000 Apr;48(4):587-90; discussion 590-1.
Rationale for inclusion: Once again, physiology and injury mechanism best determined outcomes after penetrating cardiac injury.
Citations - 190 (as of July 2017)
- The role of ultrasound in patients with possible penetrating cardiac wounds: a prospective multicenter study.
- Rozycki GS, Feliciano DV, Ochsner MG, Knudson MM, Hoyt DB, Davis F, Hammerman D, Figueredo V, Harviel JD, Han DC, Schmidt JA.
- J Trauma. 1999 Apr;46(4):543-51; discussion 551-2.
Rationale for inclusion: A prospective, multi-center study demonstrating that ultrasound is not only sensitive for cardiac injury detection, but rapid also.
Citations - 310 (as of July 2017)
- Penetrating cardiac injuries: a prospective study of variables predicting outcomes.
- Asensio JA, Murray J, Demetriades D, Berne J, Cornwell E, Velmahos G, Gomez H, Berne TV.
- J Am Coll Surg. 1998 Jan;186(1):24-34.
Rationale for inclusion: In this prospective analysis of penetrating cardiac injuries, physiologic condition and injury mechanism were the best predictors of outcomes.
Citations - 169 (as of July 2017)
- The role of surgeon-performed ultrasound in patients with possible cardiac wounds.
- Rozycki GS, Feliciano DV, Schmidt JA, Cushman JG, Sisley AC, Ingram W, Ansley JD.
- Ann Surg. 1996 Jun;223(6):737-44; discussion 744-6.
Rationale for inclusion: In 247 patients, ultrasound 100% sensitivity, specificity, and accuracy in patients with possible cardiac wounds.
Citations - 150 (as of July 2017)
- Use of echocardiography to detect occult cardiac injury after penetrating thoracic trauma: a prospective study.
- Meyer DM, Jessen ME, Grayburn PA.
- J Trauma. 1995 Nov;39(5):902-7; discussion 907-9.
Rationale for inclusion: 105 patients with penetrating thoracic trauma underwent both ECHO and subxiphoid window. In patients without hemothoraces, ECHO sensitivity was 100%.
Citations - 152 (as of July 2017)
- Subxiphoid pericardial window in patients with suspected traumatic pericardial tamponade.
- Arom KV, Richardson JD, Webb G, Grover FL, Trinkle JK.
- Ann Thorac Surg. 1977 Jun;23(6):545-9.
Rationale for inclusion: The use of subxiphoid pericardial window led to rapid diagnosis of hemoperricardium.
Citations - 110 (as of July 2017)