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Commotio cordis: a precordial thump?
  1. A CAVALLI
  1. Divisione di Cardiologia, Ospedale “G Fornaroli”
  2. Via Donatori di Sangue 50
  3. 20013 Magenta (Milan), Italy

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    Editor,—There has been growing interest in commotio cordis, defined as a rare type of sudden cardiac death after minor chest wall blows, mainly occurring in apparently healthy young people during sporting activity.1-3 However, this event may be more common, but usually misunderstood and underreported, because of misclassification with other cardiac diseases in different settings and …

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