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Table 2 Epidemiological and clinical characteristics of patients with penetrating cardiac injuries

From: Survival predictor for penetrating cardiac injury; a 10-year consecutive cohort from a scandinavian trauma center

Variables Patients (n, %) n = 31
Male 26 (84 %)
Female 5 (16 %)
Age 28* (17–64)
Violence 22
Self-inflicted 6
Unknown 3
ISS 25* (21–35)
RTS 0* (0–6,9)
GCS 3* (3–13)
Ps 0,0152* (0,004-0,956)
  1. *denotes median (range)
  2. ISS, Injury Severity Score; RTS, Revised Trauma Score; Ps, Probability of Survival; GCS, Glasgow Coma Scale