Penetrating Heart Injury Repaired with Peripheral Cannulation: Case Report

Ovalı C., Kocaoğlu A. S., Demirdizen G., Aydar Y.

Prehospital and Disaster Medicine, vol.36, pp.793-796, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1017/s1049023x21000959
  • Journal Name: Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.793-796
  • Keywords: bullet core, penetrant cardiac injury, peripheral cannulation, repair of bullet damage, ruptures of the ventricles, tamponade, WOUNDS
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


© The Author(s), 2021. Published by Cambridge University Press on behalf of the World Association for Disaster and Emergency Medicine.Heart injuries usually occur due to penetrating or blunt traumas. High mortality rates are seen in heart injuries, owing to firearms and cutting/piercing tools. Factors such as the degree of injury, its localization, and the length of time to reach the hospital influence mortality rates. Despite the increase in imaging facilities and improvements in hospital transportation in today's conditions, high mortality rates are still observed, owing to causes such as sudden blood loss, cardiac arrest, or cardiac tamponade. The present study aimed to present the successful treatment of a 46-year-old male patient with injuries to the left atrium and posterior wall of the left ventricle due to a gunshot wound using the approach of median sternotomy and peripheral cannulation.