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Application of Percutaneous Cardiopulmonary Support for Cardiac Tamponade Following Blunt Chest Trauma: Two Case Reports

Authors
Publisher
Korean Society for Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Publication Date
Volume
45
Issue
5
Identifiers
DOI: 10.5090/kjtcs.2012.45.5.334
Keywords
  • Case Report
Disciplines
  • Medicine

Abstract

Since the advent of percutaneous cardiopulmonary support (PCPS), its application has been extended to massively injured patient. Cardiac injury following blunt chest trauma brings out high mortality and morbidity. In our cases, patients had high injury severity score by blunt trauma and presented sudden hemodynamic collapse in emergency room. We quickly detected cardiac tamponade by focused assessment with sonography for trauma and implemented PCPS. As PCPS established, their vital sign restored and then, they were transferred to the operation room (OR) securely. After all injured lesion repaired, PCPS weaned successfully in OR. They were discharged without complication on day 26 and 55, retrospectively.

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