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Table 3 Patients’ characteristics by type of weapon and wound in terms of survival and treatment

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

  Total Survival EDT Thoracotomy
at OR
Conservative treatment
All patients 31 14 21 3 7
SW 23 10 16 3 4
GSW 8 4 5 0 3
Single SW 13 4 9 3 1
Multiple SW 10 6 7 0 3
  1. Thoracotomy in OR includes patients which surgical treatment started at the OR
  2. EDT, emergency department thoracotomy; SW, stab wound; GSW, gunshot wound