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Trauma triad of death

Triad of death

The trauma triad of death is a medical term describing the combination of hypothermia, acidosis and coagulopathy.[1] This combination is commonly seen in patients who have sustained severe traumatic injuries and results in a significant rise in the mortality rate.[2] Commonly when someone presents with these signs damage control surgery is employed to reverse the effects.

The three conditions share a complex relationship; each factor can compound the others, resulting in high mortality if the cycle continues uninterrupted.

Severe myocardial performance, further reducing the oxygen delivery.


  1. ^ Mikhail, J. (Feb 1999), "The trauma triad of death: hypothermia, acidosis, and coagulopathy", AACN Clin Issues 10 (1): 85–94,  
  2. ^ Lewis, Anne Marie (Mar 2000), "Trauma triad of death emergency", Nursing 

External links

  • Mohr, Alicia M.; Asensio, Juan A.; García-Núñez, Luis M.; Petrone, Patrizio; Sifri, Ziad C. (2005), "Guidelines for the Institution of Damage Control in Trauma Patients", ITACCS 15 (4): 185–188 

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