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Blunt Thoracic Aortic Injury (BTAI) Score of Harris et al

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Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
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Harris et al developed a score for evaluating a patient with a high-grade blunt thoracic aortic injury (BTAI). This can help to identify a patient who is at risk for early rupture and who should have early surgery. The authors are from the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Unit.

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