Stingray barb injury: A cause of late coronary occlusion and stent failure

Craig R. Saunders, Enrique Saro, Parag Patel, John Swidryk, Victor O. Bacani, Mark J. Russo, Jay H. Stone

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Abstract

Stingray injuries to the heart are rare, and survivors of this injury are even rarer. To date, there are only three reported survivors of this mode of penetrating cardiac injury, all inflicted by the living animal itself. The following is a report of a stingray injury, inflicted by a human, causing coronary complications 17 years after the injury was sustained.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1875-1877
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Volume96
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Saunders, C. R., Saro, E., Patel, P., Swidryk, J., Bacani, V. O., Russo, M. J., & Stone, J. H. (2013). Stingray barb injury: A cause of late coronary occlusion and stent failure. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 96(5), 1875-1877. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.athoracsur.2013.02.052