Use of V4R in patients who sustain blunt ghost trauma

Citation
P. Walsh et al., Use of V4R in patients who sustain blunt ghost trauma, J TRAUMA, 51(1), 2001, pp. 60-63
Citations number
21
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Aneshtesia & Intensive Care
Volume
51
Issue
1
Year of publication
2001
Pages
60 - 63
Database
ISI
SICI code
Abstract
Objective: In blunt chest trauma, the right ventricle is more vulnerable th an the left. The purpose of this study was to determine whether recording V 4R in patients with blunt chest trauma would provide additional useful info rmation to that already obtained from the standard 12-lead electrocardiogra m (ECG). Methods: Forty-five patients with blunt chest trauma and 40 unmatched contr ol subjects without blunt chest trauma had standard 12-lead ECG and right p recordial leads recorded. The ECGs were read blindly by three physicians. Results: Patients with chest trauma were distinguishable from controls on t he basis of the left-sided ECGs (odds ratio, 2.9; 95% confidence interval, 1.71-4.90), This was not the case using V4R (odds ratio, 1.23; 95% confiden ce interval, 0.59-2.0). Conclusion: Patients with a significant mechanism and physical findings of blunt chest trauma were more likely than controls to have an abnormal EGG. They were not more likely to have abnormalities in V4R, We recommend that a 12-lead EGG, but not V4R, be routinely obtained on these patients.