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NCJ Number: 229686 Find in a Library
Title: Cardiac Injuries Caused by Blunt Trauma: An Autopsy Based Assessment of the Injury Pattern
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:55  Issue:1  Dated:January 2010  Pages:82-84
Author(s): Arzu Akcay Turan, M.D.; Ferah Anik Karayel, M.D.; Elif Akyildiz, M.D.; Isil Pakis, M.D.; Ibrahim Uzun, M.D.; Kagan Gurpinar, M.D.; Umit Atilmus, M.D.; Ziya Kir, M.D.
Date Published: January 2010
Page Count: 3
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: 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.
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. 2 tables, 1 figure, and 23 references (Published abstract)
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Autopsy; Blunt force trauma injuries; Foreign criminal justice research; Forensic sciences; Injury investigations; Investigative techniques; Turkey
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