Year 2016, Volume 2, Issue 3, Pages 225 - 227 2016-08-13

Left atrial appendage tear due to blunt chest trauma: off-pump repair

Kaptaniderya Tayfur [1] , Mihriban Yalcin [2] , Serkan Yazman [3] , Mehmet Senel Bademci [4] , Sezgin Albayrak [5]

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Left atrial appendage tear due to blunt trauma is a very rare clinical entity with high mortality rates. Traumatized patients may have no symptoms, or be in a cardiogenic shock state. For diagnosis, it is crucial to determine hemopericardium by echocardiography. Herein, we report a 28-year-old male patient who developed left atrial appendage tear following a fall from a higher distance. He underwent successful off-pump repair of the tear through a median sternotomy. 

Left atrial appendage tear, blunt chest trauma; off-pump; surgery
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Journal Section Case Reports
Authors

Author: Kaptaniderya Tayfur
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu
Country: Turkey


Author: Mihriban Yalcin
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu
Country: Turkey


Author: Serkan Yazman
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu
Country: Turkey


Author: Mehmet Senel Bademci
Institution: Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu
Country: Turkey


Author: Sezgin Albayrak
Institution: Department of Cardiology, Ordu State Hospital, Ordu
Country: Turkey


EndNote %0 The European Research Journal Left atrial appendage tear due to blunt chest trauma: off-pump repair %A Kaptaniderya Tayfur , Mihriban Yalcin , Serkan Yazman , Mehmet Senel Bademci , Sezgin Albayrak %T Left atrial appendage tear due to blunt chest trauma: off-pump repair %D 2016 %J The European Research Journal %P -2149-3189 %V 2 %N 3 %R doi: 10.18621/eurj.2016.5000191447 %U 10.18621/eurj.2016.5000191447