Pediatric Cardiac Trauma in the United States: A Systematic Review.

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Journal Article (Review)

Literature discussing cardiac injuries in children is limited. Systematic search of PubMed identified 21 studies enrolling 1,062 pediatric patients who experienced cardiac trauma in the United States during the period 1961 to 2012. The predominant type of injury was blunt cardiac contusion affecting 59.7% (n = 634/1,062) of the study population. Motor vehicle crashes (53.5%, n = 391/731) were the leading cause of blunt cardiac trauma, while gunshot wounds (50%, n = 150/300) accounted for most penetrating injuries. Overall mortality rate was 35.2% (n = 374/1,062).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Mylonas, KS; Tsilimigras, DI; Texakalidis, P; Hemmati, P; Schizas, D; Economopoulos, KP

Published Date

  • March 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 214 - 223

PubMed ID

  • 29544413

Pubmed Central ID

  • 29544413

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2150-136X

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2150-1351

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/2150135117747488

Language

  • eng