Ventricular tachycardia from intracardiac hematoma in the setting of blunt thoracic trauma.

Research paper by Amirreza A Solhpour, Ijeoma I Ananaba-Ekeruo, Nada B NB Memon, Bharat K BK Kantharia

Indexed on: 04 Mar '14Published on: 04 Mar '14Published in: Indian Heart Journal


In the victims of motor vehicle accidents, unrecognized myocardial injuries may pose diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. Herein, we present a case of a 17-year-old man who developed multiple ventricular premature complexes and nonsustained ventricular tachycardia in the setting of blunt chest trauma from a motor vehicle accident. We discuss significance of the electrocardiographic abnormalities in making an accurate diagnosis of cardiac hematoma and its management.