Left ventricular rupture with resulting cardiac tamponade due to blast force trauma from gunshot wound.
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The Journal of emergency medicine, ISSN: 0736-4679, Vol: 43, Issue: 2, Page: 263-5
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Acute cardiac tamponade can rapidly become a surgical emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and intervention. Common etiologies of acute cardiac tamponade include blunt or penetrating trauma, surgical complications, sequelae from myocardial infarction and effusion.