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Volkov V., Volkov S.

Heart Injuries: the problem and perspectives

Keywords: heart injuries, diagnostics, surgical treatment, mortality

The goal of the study was to evaluate short-term outcomes of surgical therapy of heart injuries. The results of surgical intervention in 139 patients with stub heart wounds were reviewed over the period 1972–2015. Of them 128 patients were operated, whereas 11 were not operated. Overall mortality was 32,4%. The causes of death were severe blood loss and shock, acute cardiac tamponade, multiple system organ failure. Improvement of treatment outcomes in patients with heart injuries depends significantly on better coordination of ambulance service which allows to shorten the pre-hospital period.


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About authors

Volkov Vladimir
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor, Head of Surgical Diseases Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; )
Volkov Sergey
Doctor of Medical Sciences, Professor of Surgical Diseases Department, Chuvash State University, Russia, Cheboksary (; )

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Volkov V., Volkov S. Heart Injuries: the problem and perspectives [Electronic resource] // Acta medica Eurasica. – 2017. – №1. P. 17-21. – URL: