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A metallic foreign body penetrated into heart with an unusual route.
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  • Hui Zeng,
  • Yuanli Meng,
  • Qi Wang,
  • Ping Hua
Hui Zeng
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital
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Yuanli Meng
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital
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Qi Wang
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital
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Ping Hua
Sun Yat-Sen Memorial Hospital

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Abstract

The timing of diagnosis since the injury was important for the decision-making. Foreign bodies in the heart which has been diagnosed early, should be treated surgically, regardless of the presence of symptoms, to reduce further myocardial damage. We timely diagnosed this patient with a foreign body in the heart after an unusual injury through computerized tomography and echocardiography. The metallic foreign body was successfully removed in time, avoiding serious complications.