Chapter 29. Sudden Death Due to Chest Blows (Commotio Cordis)

  1. Barry J. Maron MD
  1. Mark S. Link MD,
  2. N. A. Mark Estes III MD and
  3. Barry J. Maron MD

Published Online: 25 OCT 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470987469.ch29

Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

How to Cite

Link, M. S., Estes, N. A. M. and Maron, B. J. (2004) Sudden Death Due to Chest Blows (Commotio Cordis), in Diagnosis and Management of Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy (ed B. J. Maron), Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470987469.ch29

Editor Information

  1. Director, The Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Center, Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 25 OCT 2007
  2. Published Print: 27 FEB 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405117326

Online ISBN: 9780470987469

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Keywords:

  • commotio cordis;
  • commotio cordis registry;
  • cardiac concussion;
  • demographics;
  • repolarization

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definition

  • Human observations

  • Experimental models of chest wall trauma

  • Mechanisms of commotio cordis

  • Treatment of commotio cordis

  • Prevention of commotio cordis

  • Conclusions