Conservative Management of Projectile Impact on the Heart. Two Consecutive Cases

Juan G. Córdoba Soriano, Víctor M. Hidalgo Olivares, Antonia Tercero Martínez, Moises Barambio Ruiz, Rafael Sánchez Iniesta, Francisco M. Salmeron Martínez

Abstract




Cardiac shotgun injuries affecting the heart, pericardium

and great vessels are occasionally encountered in clinical

practice. Specifically in Spain, pellet wounds from hunting

accidents have increased. The treatment of these injuries is

not standardized due to the small number of cases attended

in each particular center. We present two consecutive cases

of cardiac pellet-gun related injuries treated in our institution

with a conservative approach, with favorable outcomes.


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