In extremis use of staples for cardiorrhaphy in penetrating cardiac trauma: Case report

John M. Shamoun, Kenneth R. Barraza, Gregory Jurkovich, Robert K. Salley

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Patients in extremis following penetrating cardiac injury must be rapidly and effectively resuscitated. Treatment priorities are relief of tamponade with control of hemorrhage. Rapid closure of cardiac wounds is necessary to achieve hemostasis and preservation of cardiac function. A simple and rapid technique of emergency cardiorrhaphy is described utilizing the the skin stapling device.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1589-1591
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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