Posttraumatic and iatrogenic foreign bodies in the heart: report of fourteen cases and review of the literature.

@article{Dato2003PosttraumaticAI,
  title={Posttraumatic and iatrogenic foreign bodies in the heart: report of fourteen cases and review of the literature.},
  author={Guglielmo Maria Actis Dato and Anna Arslanian and Paolo Di Marzio and Pier Luigi Filosso and Enrico Ruffini},
  journal={The Journal of thoracic and cardiovascular surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={126 2},
  pages={408-14}
}
OBJECTIVE Our experience with posttraumatic and iatrogenic foreign bodies in the heart is presented and discussed along with a review of the literature on this subject. SUMMARY BACKGROUND DATA Posttraumatic or iatrogenic foreign bodies in the heart can be treated either conservatively or surgically. Controversy exists about optimal management. METHODS Fourteen cases of posttraumatic or iatrogenic foreign bodies in the heart observed between 1955 and 2000 were studied. Our series includes… CONTINUE READING

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