Cardiac trauma in children

Mark G. Roddy, Patricia A. Lange, Bruce L. Klein

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Although major penetrating or blunt cardiac trauma is rare in children, severe sequelae may result if patients are not managed in a thorough and systematic manner. Injuries may be immediately evident but, occasionally, may not be apparent for hours or days. Few sources describe pediatric cardiac trauma in detail. This article will discuss the epidemiology, physiology, diagnosis, and management of penetrating and blunt cardiac trauma in the pediatric patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)234-243
Number of pages10
JournalClinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Blunt cardiac trauma
  • Pediatric cardiac trauma
  • Penetrating cardiac trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Emergency Medicine


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