II. Indications

  1. Blunt Chest Trauma (or Penetrating Trauma)
  2. Cardiopulmonary comorobidity in the injured patient

III. Signs: Specific Conditions

  1. Cardiac Contusion Signs
    1. Tachycardia
    2. Atrial Fibrillation
    3. Preventricular Contraction (PVC)
    4. ST Segment changes
  2. Hypoxia, Hypoperfusion or Hypothermia
    1. Bradycardia
    2. Aberrant conduction
    3. Premature beats

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