Presented at the International Association of Forensic Sciences (IAFS) Meeting, August 21–26, 2005, in Hong Kong, China.
Cardiac Injuries Caused by Blunt Trauma: An Autopsy Based Assessment of the Injury Pattern
Article first published online: 5 NOV 2009
© 2009 American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Journal of Forensic Sciences
Volume 55, Issue 1, pages 82–84, January 2010
How to Cite
Turan, A. A., Karayel, F. A., Akyildiz, E., Pakis, I., Uzun, I., Gurpinar, K., Atılmıs, U. and Kir, Z. (2010), Cardiac Injuries Caused by Blunt Trauma: An Autopsy Based Assessment of the Injury Pattern. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 55: 82–84. doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01207.x
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2010
- Article first published online: 5 NOV 2009
- Received 22 Sept. 2008; and in revised form 26 Nov. 2008; accepted 23 Dec. 2008.
- forensic science;
- blunt trauma;
- cardiac injury;
- cardiac rupture
Abstract: Nonpenetrating chest trauma with injury to the heart and aorta has become increasingly common, particularly as a result of rapid deceleration in high-speed vehicular accidents, over the past 2–3 decades. The high mortality rate of cardiac injuries and possible late onset complications make blunt cardiac injuries an important challenging point for legal medicine. One hundred and ninety cases with blunt cardiac injuries in a period of 3 years were analyzed retrospectively in terms of patterns of cardiac injury, survival times, and demographic profiles of the cases in this study.