• Reassessing the Cardiac Box: A Comprehensive Evaluation of the Relationship Between Thoracic Gunshot Wounds and Cardiac Injury (September 2017)

    Category: Acute Care Surgery, Epidemiology, Trauma Systems
    Rashi Jhunjhunwala, MA, Michael J. Mina, MD, PhD, Elizabeth I. Roger, MD, Christopher J. Dente, MD, Michael Heninger, MD, Jacquelyn S. Carr, MD, Stacy D. Dougherty, MD, Rondi B. Gelbard, MD, Jeffrey M. Nicholas, MD, Amy D. Wyrzykowski, MD, David V. Feliciano, MD, and Bryan C. Morse, MS, MD
    CME 1 CME Credit(s)

    Learning Objectives:

    The objective of this study is to assess the ability of the boundaries of the cardiac box to predict a penetrating cardiac wound.

    Impact Statement:

    The standard boundaries of the cardiac box are likely inadequate to discern between chest wounds causing cardiac injury compared to other regions of the chest.

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