Traumatic dissection and rupture of the abdominal aorta as a complication of the Heimlich maneuver

Shaun Desai, Dennis J. Chute, Bharati C. Desai, Eugene R. Koloski

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Abstract

Although the Heimlich maneuver is considered the best intervention for relieving acute upper airway obstruction, several complications have been reported in the literature. These complications can occur as a result of an increase in abdominal pressure leading to a variety of well-documented visceral injuries, including the great vessels. Acute abdominal aortic thrombosis after the Heimlich maneuver is a rare but recognized event; however, to date no case of traumatic dissection and rupture of the abdominal aorta has been described. We report the first known case, to our knowledge, of a traumatic dissection and rupture of the abdominal aorta after a forcefully applied Heimlich maneuver.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1325-1327
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Vascular Surgery
Volume48
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Heimlich Maneuver
Abdominal Aorta
Dissection
Rupture
Airway Obstruction
Thrombosis
Pressure
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Traumatic dissection and rupture of the abdominal aorta as a complication of the Heimlich maneuver. / Desai, Shaun; Chute, Dennis J.; Desai, Bharati C.; Koloski, Eugene R.

In: Journal of Vascular Surgery, Vol. 48, No. 5, 11.2008, p. 1325-1327.

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Desai, Shaun ; Chute, Dennis J. ; Desai, Bharati C. ; Koloski, Eugene R. / Traumatic dissection and rupture of the abdominal aorta as a complication of the Heimlich maneuver. In: Journal of Vascular Surgery. 2008 ; Vol. 48, No. 5. pp. 1325-1327.
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