While injuries on the field and in the athletic arena are common, no one anticipates that a young athlete will die of a mysterious but all-too-common syndrome called commotio
cordis, a rare disruption of the heart's electrical system resulting from a blunt impact to the chest that leads to cardiac arrest.
Grethe Krogh plays Carl Nielsen's Commotio
as part of a concert today at Symphony Hall (11.30am).
Of the 128 individuals (aged 3 months to 45 years) studied, 79 (62%) were participating in organized competitive sports when commotio
Ventricular fibrillation induced by stretch pulse: implications for sudden death due to commotio
The most frequent ocular findings in all injured eyes were vitreous haemorrhage 16(32.65%), superficial corneal FB 14(28.57%), cataract 12(24.48%), RD 8(16.32%) and commotio
retinae 8(16.32%) (Figure)
Published in cooperation with the American College of Sports Medicine, this textbook contains 18 chapters on the etiology, prevention, recognition, treatment, and return-to-play guidelines for 12 of the top causes of sudden death in sports, including heart disease, congenital cardiac conditions, commotio
cordis, exertional heat stroke and hyponatremia, head injuries, asthma, exertional sickling, and environmental, immune-related, and autoimmune conditions.
Presenting visual acuity was Counting Finger (CF) at 2 meter with commotio
retinae and inferior vitreous hemorrhage.
Sudden cardiac death due to the induction of ventricular fibrillation (VF) by blunt chest wall blows is defined as commotio
For example, in the commotio
cordis query set (Table 3, online only), the occurrence of commotio
cordis was reported in four articles related to violence, each of which employed different title terms (violence, less-lethal weapon, soldier, military).
Patients diagnosed with microscopic hyphema, ruptured globe, or posterior segment injuries other than commotio
retina on the initial emergency department visit, those with any systemic disorders such as diabetes mellitus, hypertension, and coagulative disorders, those who used any anticoagulative medication or had a past history of ocular surgery, children under 7 years old, and pregnant and nursing women were excluded from the study.
cordis is defined as a cardiac concussion with significant electrical disturbance when force is applied to the thorax during a vulnerable phase of ventricular repolarization.