Chest Trauma: Invasive Thoracic Procedures and Vascular Cannulation

  • G. Nardi
  • S. Minucci
  • G. P. Pino
Conference paper


Chest injuries cause one in every four trauma deaths in North America [1]. Among motor vehicle accidents (MVA) fatalities, about half the victims suffer chest trauma, and for 25% this is the primary cause of death [2]. Aortic injuries and blunt cardiac trauma (BCT) are leading causes of death in chest trauma patients, and yet diagnostic and therapeutic options for these clinical conditions are constantly under debate due to new technological advances.


Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Chest Trauma Aortic Injury Blunt Chest Trauma Motor Vehicle Collision 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Nardi
    • 1
  • S. Minucci
    • 2
  • G. P. Pino
    • 3
  1. 1.Intensive Care Unit “Marchiafava”, Emergency DepartmentS. Camillo-Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly
  2. 2.Interventional Radiology, Department of RadiologyS. Camillo Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly
  3. 3.Diagnostic Cardiology, Department of CardiologyS. Camillo Forlanini HospitalRomeItaly

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