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The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery 1998 August;39(4):473-4

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Blunt cardiac trauma: successful repair of right atrium rupture

Song M. H.*, Shimomura T.*, Tajima K., Suenaga Y.

From the *Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Nagoya University School of Medicine, Nagoya, Japan and the Department of Cardiac Surgery, Nagoya Daini Red Cross Hospital, Nagoya, Japan


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Car­diac rup­ture due to ­blunt ­trauma is usu­ally ­fatal. We ­recently ­cared for a ­patient of ­atrial rup­ture ­without hemo­per­i­car­dium ­after MVA (­Motor ­Vehicle Acci­dent) ­which was suc­cess­fully ­repaired, and ­this expe­ri­ence ­prompted ­this ­report.

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