Traumatic Cardiac Rupture and Left Ventricular Aneurismal Formation in Childhood

Matthew A. Studer, John L. Jefferies, E. Dean McKenzie, Frank Ing

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Traumatic injury is the most common cause of morbidity and mortality in children more than 1 year old, and motor vehicle accidents cause most such injury. We report the case of a 7-year-old boy who, as a result of blunt trauma from an automobile accident, had 2 left ventricular aneurysms in a coup-contrecoup distribution. The aneurysms were repaired from within the left ventricle through a left atrial incision.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)413-414
Number of pages2
JournalAmerican Journal of Cardiology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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