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Dynamic Monitoring of Cardiac Foreign Body by Echocardiography Perioperatively
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  • HJ Huang,
  • P Wang,
  • XF Ji,
  • ZN Wang,
  • JQ Zhao
HJ Huang
Changzheng Hospital
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P Wang
Changzheng Hospital
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XF Ji
Changzheng Hospital
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ZN Wang
Changzheng Hospital
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JQ Zhao
Changzheng Hospital
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Abstract

Cardiac injury presents a great challenge to the emergency doctors because these injuries require urgent intervention to prevent death. Sometimes serious cardiac injury may manifest only subtle or occult symptoms or signs. Cardiac foreign bodies induced cardiac penetrating injury infrequently and may lead to unpredictable complications, especially for those with sharp nature. However, we know little about the migrating paths or the foreign bodies location changes of such cases. As there is a rarely reported case of cardiac penetrating injury caused by a self-inflicted needle that migrated from the neck to the heart, we herein present a review of such injury on dynamic monitoring using perioperative echocardiography showed the needle shuttled through the ventricular wall along with increasing pericardial effusion.

Peer review status:UNDER REVIEW

24 Jul 2020Submitted to Echocardiography
24 Jul 2020Submission Checks Completed
24 Jul 2020Assigned to Editor
24 Jul 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
26 Aug 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
26 Aug 2020Editorial Decision: Revise Minor
21 Sep 20201st Revision Received
22 Sep 2020Submission Checks Completed
22 Sep 2020Assigned to Editor
22 Sep 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned