TITLE

Commotio cordis

AUTHOR(S)
Sharma, Neel; Andr, Sam
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
British Journal of Hospital Medicine (17508460);Jan2009, Vol. 70 Issue 1, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article offers information on the attributes and implication of commotio cordis, cardiac concussion, in Great Britain. It is an ailment characterized by chest blows striking the left chest, directly over the cardiac silhouette, affecting young males because of their more pliable chest wall frame. It was found that sports, including baseball, softball, ice hockey, football and lacrosse, are notorious for the phenomenon.
ACCESSION #
36157003

 

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