From the Department of Surgery, Divisions of Cardiac and Thoracic Surgery (E.R., S.C., J.S.F., J.T.D.) and Trauma (P.P., M.W., K.K., M.C.), Thomas Jefferson University, and Division of Cardiac Surgery, Comanche County Memorial Hospital (J.D.M.), Lawton, Oklahoma.
Submitted for publication March 16, 2002.
Accepted for publication November 12, 2003.
Presented at the Annual Day of Trauma, the Union League of Philadelphia, December 16, 2000, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Address for reprints: Evelio Rodriguez, MD, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Jefferson Medical College, Suite 607, 1025 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.