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con·cus·sion

(kon-kŭ'shŭn),
1. A violent shaking or jarring.
2. An injury of a soft structure, as the brain, resulting from a blow or violent shaking. Synonym(s): commotio
[L. concussio, fr. con- cutio, pp. -cussus, to shake violently]

commotio

A concussion; a violent shaking or “rattling” of the brain, or shock secondary thereto.
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We have hypothesized that the inciting event in commotio cordis is the activation of mechanosensitive ion channels as a result of the rapid rise in left ventricular pressure and ensuing myocardial stretch
Albert uses conturbatio and commotio to describe zealous anger.
Hopefully, these data will represent a stimulus for developing a truly effective chest barrier that will be absolutely protective against the risk of these commotio cordis catastrophes," said Dr.
There are many ways to help prevent commotio cordis, suggests the National Athletic Trainers' Association, a not-for-profit organization representing 30,000 members of the athletic training profession.
Commotio cordis usually results from being struck by a baseball, but reported cases have also involved softball, karate, football and hockey, even slam dancing.
The acute manifestation of ventricular fibrillation (VF) in this setting, often referred to as commotio cordis, has been well described and occurs in the absence of cardiac structural injury [1].
Primary blast injury comprises non-penetrating mechanical injuries such as hyphema, globe rupture, subconjunctival haemorrhage, commotio retine and orbital fracture.
To a lesser extent, other abnormalities including dilated cardiomyopathy, aortic rupture in the context of Marfan syndrome, myocarditis, valvular disease (aortic stenosis, mitral valve prolapse) and electrical disorders (Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, long QT syndrome, Brugada syndrome), as well as commotio cordis (malignant arrhythmia due to blunt chest trauma) are responsible [8,10, 25, 26].
Symes went into commotio cordis - a disruption of heart rhythm resulting from a severe blow to the chest during the cycle of a heartbeat.
High-risk activities include basketball, football, running sports, and sports in which commotio cordis is a risk, such as baseball and lacrosse.