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Needle Embolism To The Heart: A Case Report and Review
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  • Scott Hatcherson,
  • Vikramaditya Samala Venkata,
  • Surya Kiran Aedma,
  • Nikhil Nalluri,
  • Mini Sivadasan
Scott Hatcherson
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
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Vikramaditya Samala Venkata
Cheshire Medical Center and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Keene
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Surya Kiran Aedma
Carle Foundation Hospital
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Nikhil Nalluri
Lenox Hill Heart and Vascular Institute
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Mini Sivadasan
Methodist Dallas Medical Center
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Abstract

Needle embolisms in the heart are quite rare and their management is largely based on clinical experience. We describe a patient with chest pain, shortness of breath and EKG demonstrating subtle inferolateral ST elevations found to have a bloody pericardial effusion causing tamponade from a long-ago injected needle.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

02 Jul 2020Submitted to Clinical Case Reports
03 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
03 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
11 Aug 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
15 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending