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Triage Criteria of Turk and Tsokos for Possible Blunt Cardiac Trauma Following a Fall from Height

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Orthopedic Surgery
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care
General Surgery

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Description:

Turk and Tsokos reviewed autopsy findings in patients who had fallen from height. Blunt cardiac injury may be overshadowed by other traumatic injuries yet can be fatal if not diagnosed and treated early. The authors are from the University of Hamburg in Germany.

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