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Cardiac Hemorrhage: Treatment of the Bleeding Heart

  • Andrew John NicolEmail author
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Abstract

This chapter deals with the techniques of dealing with a penetrating cardiac injury with respect to the decision of when and how to perform an emergency department thoracotomy and a number of recommended strategies for controlling hemorrhage from a cardiac chamber.

Keywords

Heart Bleeding Survival Cardiac injury Fibrillation Chest 

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Surgery, TraumaGroote Schuur Hospital and University of Cape TownObservatorySouth Africa

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