Aortic insufficiency and cardiac herniation associated with blunt chest trauma

Naritaka Kimura, Mikihiko Kudo, Tatsuo Takahashi, Kiyokazu Kokaji, Ryohei Yozu

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Aortic insufficiency and cardiac herniation due to pericardial rupture after blunt chest trauma are rare complications and are usually associated with high mortality. We report on a patient with simultaneous aortic insufficiency and cardiac herniation. He was involved in a falling accident, but initially presented no symptoms associated with the heart. At a later stage, he developed dyspnea on effort and a final diagnosis was completed. He was successfully treated surgically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e35-e36
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Oct 1



  • Aortic insufficiency
  • Blunt chest trauma
  • Pericardial rupture

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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