It is estimated that approximately 165,000 people die of traumatic causes every year. Thoracic trauma accounts for 25 per cent of all these traumatic deaths, and primary cardiac injury is a major contributing cause. Thus, every member of a trauma team must have a thorough knowledge of the diagnosis and management of cardiac injuries--penetrating and blunt--to effect an improvement in the overall survival of this group of trauma patients.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||18|
|State||Published - May 1984|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine