Intraoperative cardiac sampling following penetrating wounds: A technique for early detection of traumatic intracardiac shunts—case report

B. Timothy Baxter, Ernest E. Moore, Frederick A. Moore, Marvin Pomerantz

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Intracardiac shunts complicating penetrating heart wounds may be unrecognized during the early postoperative period due to the insensitivity of noninvasive diagnostic tests. This case demonstrates the value of intraoperative cardiac sampling for oxygen saturation to identify an otherwise occult aorta-right ventricular fistula secondary to a precordial stab wound, ultimately progressing to a 1.9:1 shunt requiring operative repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1719-1720
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Trauma - Injury, Infection and Critical Care
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1989


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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