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Missiles in the heart causing coronary artery disease 44 years after injury.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11016352     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We present a case of two missiles in the heart causing coronary artery disease with first onset 44 years after the injury. The missiles were close to the right coronary artery and the left anterior descending coronary artery. The missiles initiated local arteriosclerosis in these vessels, with an extremely stretched time frame from injury to the onset of symptoms for coronary artery disease.
Authors:
R G Seipelt; J F Vazquez-Jimenez; B J Messmer
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  70     ISSN:  0003-4975     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2000 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-10-17     Completed Date:  2000-10-17     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  979-80     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Affiliation:
Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Rheinisch-Westfälische-Technische Hochschule Aachen, Germany. rseipelt@post.klinikum.rwth-aachen.de
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Aged
Coronary Disease / etiology*
Foreign Bodies / complications*
Heart*
Humans
Male
Time Factors
War
Wounds, Penetrating / complications

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