Cardiac luxation is a rare but potentially fatal consequence of blunt thoracic trauma. We present a case of a pericardial tear with cardiac luxation following blunt chest trauma. It is hypothesised that the cardiac luxation occurred while log rolling the patient during the initial assessment. This report stresses the need to be aware of the potential for such a complication.
- CXR, chest x ray
- ICU, intensive care unit
- log roll
- pericardial tear
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