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Signs and symptoms of commotio cordis - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   quick question
Doctor :   For Administrative and health purposes, Please provide your age, gender, location, occupation, marital status, height, weight
User :   im doing a project in a recognition and evaluation class for athletic training
Doctor :   ok
User :   19 male XXX student 5'11'' and 145
User :   can you give me some common s/s for commotio cordis?
Doctor :   causes isit
User :   huh?
Doctor :   sudden ventricular fibrillation
User :   yes but how exactly do you know when it is occuring i guess is what i'm asking
Doctor :   coronary artery vasospasm
Doctor :   myocardial contusion, or both
User :   just ventricular fibrillation
Doctor :   Precordial impacts probably result in activation of the normally inactive mechanosensitive K+ATP channel, which leads to inhomogeneity of repolarization and ST segment elevation. Critically timed impacts also produce premature ventricular depolarizations, which sets the stage for ventricular fibrillation in the presence of ischemiclike conditions.
User :   any specific signs and symptoms?
Doctor :   unresponsive, apneic, pulseless
Doctor :   without an audible heartbeat
Doctor :   cyanotic
Doctor :   Grand mal seizures in some cases
Doctor :   Chest wall contusions and localized bruising that correspond to the site of chest impact are noted over the precordium in approximately one third of patients

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