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Pericardial constriction after a stab wound to the chest
  1. R A Swallow,
  2. R D Thomas

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A 34 year old taxi driver was admitted to hospital after having been repeatedly stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver by a client. On arrival at the accident department he was in sinus rhythm, and his systolic blood pressure was 95 mm Hg. The stab wound to the anterior chest divided a costal cartilage. He was resuscitated with …

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