The Journal of Cardiothoracic Trauma

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2016  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 19--20

Silent Cardiac Wound


Bruno José da Costa Medeiros 
 Surgery Institute of Amazonas State, Rubis Street, zip code: 69053610, Manaus -AM, Brazil

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Bruno José da Costa Medeiros
Surgery Institute of Amazonas State, Rubis Street, zip code: 69053610, Manaus -AM
Brazil

A 27-year-old male had a stab wound on the anterior chest. The patient was hemodynamically stable. Vital signs were normal in the beginning. Breath and cardiac sounds were normal. Chest X-ray revealed no signs of hemothorax or pneumothorax. Focused Assessment Sonography for Trauma (FAST) was negative. Reevaluated after 2 h, he continued apparently stable, and only his blood pressure was a little lower 100 × 60 mmHg. Second FAST was positive. He had a punctate ventricular lesion, corrected with horizontal suture. We reinforce the importance of reevaluation of the patient and systematically do the FAST or pericardial window in patients with suspected cardiac lesion.


How to cite this article:
da Costa Medeiros BJ. Silent Cardiac Wound.J Cardiothorac Trauma 2016;1:19-20


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da Costa Medeiros BJ. Silent Cardiac Wound. J Cardiothorac Trauma [serial online] 2016 [cited 2022 Jan 19 ];1:19-20
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