[Cardiac contusions in nonpenetrating chest injuries]

Schweiz Med Wochenschr. 1986 Apr 26;116(17):559-61.
[Article in French]


Cardiac contusion is frequently seen after blunt chest trauma; it is often missed, and can cause serious complications. The incidence, features and outcome of cardiac contusion are described.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Contusions / diagnosis
  • Contusions / etiology*
  • Heart Injuries / diagnosis
  • Heart Injuries / etiology*
  • Humans
  • Thoracic Injuries / complications*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / complications*