Cardiovascular manifestations of a rare survivor

Mark S. Link, Sally H. Ginsburg, Paul J. Wang, James B. Kirchhoffer, Charles I. Berul, N. A.Mark Estes, Yvonne M. Paris

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Abstract

Death due to low-energy chest wall trauma, commotio cordis, may occur in young athletes. Death is sudden and usually refractory to even immediate resuscitation efforts. Herein are described the clinical, angiographic, and hemodynamic data of a rare survivor. These observations suggest that commotio cordis not only may be secondary to ventricular fibrillation, but also may be associated with coronary vasospasm or segmental changes in myocardial contractility.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)326-328
Number of pages3
JournalChest
Volume114
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1998

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Commotio Cordis
Survivors
Coronary Vasospasm
Thoracic Wall
Ventricular Fibrillation
Sudden Death
Resuscitation
Athletes
Hemodynamics
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Sports injuries
  • Sudden death
  • Ventricular fibrillation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Link, M. S., Ginsburg, S. H., Wang, P. J., Kirchhoffer, J. B., Berul, C. I., Estes, N. A. M., & Paris, Y. M. (1998). Cardiovascular manifestations of a rare survivor. Chest, 114(1), 326-328.

Cardiovascular manifestations of a rare survivor. / Link, Mark S.; Ginsburg, Sally H.; Wang, Paul J.; Kirchhoffer, James B.; Berul, Charles I.; Estes, N. A.Mark; Paris, Yvonne M.

In: Chest, Vol. 114, No. 1, 01.01.1998, p. 326-328.

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Link, MS, Ginsburg, SH, Wang, PJ, Kirchhoffer, JB, Berul, CI, Estes, NAM & Paris, YM 1998, 'Cardiovascular manifestations of a rare survivor', Chest, vol. 114, no. 1, pp. 326-328.
Link MS, Ginsburg SH, Wang PJ, Kirchhoffer JB, Berul CI, Estes NAM et al. Cardiovascular manifestations of a rare survivor. Chest. 1998 Jan 1;114(1):326-328.
Link, Mark S. ; Ginsburg, Sally H. ; Wang, Paul J. ; Kirchhoffer, James B. ; Berul, Charles I. ; Estes, N. A.Mark ; Paris, Yvonne M. / Cardiovascular manifestations of a rare survivor. In: Chest. 1998 ; Vol. 114, No. 1. pp. 326-328.
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