Year 2018, Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 77 - 79 2018-10-01

Atrial Fibrillation due to Blunt Cardiac Injury

Kasım Turgut [1] , Neslihan Yücel [2] , Hakan Oğuztürk [3] , Zeynep Ulutaş [4] , Abdulmecit Afşin [5]

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Introduction: Blunt cardiac injury secondary to chest trauma is an important cause of emergency department admissions. It can range from asymptomatic myocardial contusion to significant dysrhythmia, acute heart failure, valvular injury, or cardiac rupture. Case Report: A 38-years-old patient was admitted to the emergency department with atrial fibrillation (AF) that occurred after a car accident. The patient had chest trauma caused by striking the steering wheel during the accident. The AF rhythm of the patient reverted to the normal sinus rhythm at the 3rd hour after trauma.Conclusion: Emergency medicine professionals should keep in mind arrhythmias due to blunt chest trauma and take electrocardiograms of patients to be able to provide treatment in time
Atrial fibrillation, cardiac injury, chest trauma
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Other ID JA57PV24AE
Journal Section Case Report
Authors

Author: Kasım Turgut
Institution: Clinic of Emergency Medicine, Adıyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

Author: Neslihan Yücel
Institution: Clinic of Emergency Medicine, Adıyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

Author: Hakan Oğuztürk
Institution: Clinic of Emergency Medicine, Adıyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

Author: Zeynep Ulutaş
Institution: Clinic of Emergency Medicine, Adıyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

Author: Abdulmecit Afşin
Institution: Clinic of Emergency Medicine, Adıyaman Training and Research Hospital, Adıyaman, Turkey

Bibtex @ { jemcr536626, journal = {Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports}, issn = {}, eissn = {2149-9934}, address = {ATUDER}, year = {2018}, volume = {9}, pages = {77 - 79}, doi = {}, title = {Atrial Fibrillation due to Blunt Cardiac Injury}, key = {cite}, author = {Turgut, Kasım and Yücel, Neslihan and Oğuztürk, Hakan and Ulutaş, Zeynep and Afşin, Abdulmecit} }
APA Turgut, K , Yücel, N , Oğuztürk, H , Ulutaş, Z , Afşin, A . (2018). Atrial Fibrillation due to Blunt Cardiac Injury. Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports, 9 (4), 77-79. Retrieved from http://dergipark.org.tr/jemcr/issue/43735/536626
MLA Turgut, K , Yücel, N , Oğuztürk, H , Ulutaş, Z , Afşin, A . "Atrial Fibrillation due to Blunt Cardiac Injury". Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports 9 (2018): 77-79 <http://dergipark.org.tr/jemcr/issue/43735/536626>
Chicago Turgut, K , Yücel, N , Oğuztürk, H , Ulutaş, Z , Afşin, A . "Atrial Fibrillation due to Blunt Cardiac Injury". Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports 9 (2018): 77-79
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ISNAD Turgut, Kasım , Yücel, Neslihan , Oğuztürk, Hakan , Ulutaş, Zeynep , Afşin, Abdulmecit . "Atrial Fibrillation due to Blunt Cardiac Injury". Journal of Emergency Medicine Case Reports 9 / 4 (October 2018): 77-79.