Metallic foreign body in heart mimicking moderator band

Darae Kim, Pil Sung Yang, Jung Ho Choi, Jiwon Seo, Kyeong Hyeon Chun, Sang Eun Lee, Geu Ru Hong, Hyun Chel Joo, Donghoon Choi

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Abstract

A foreign body in heart is rare, but it is more frequently encountered than the past as iatrogenic causes are increasing. Clinicians should be aware that foreign body could be mistaken for normal structure of heart. In order for accurate diagnosis, multi-imaging modalities should be used for information of exact location, mobility and hemodynamic effects. A decision to intervene should be made based on potential harms harbored by foreign bodies. Endovascular retrieval should be considered as an option. However, when fatal complications occur or when foreign bodies are embedded deeply, a surgical removal should be attempted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)867-870
Number of pages4
JournalYonsei medical journal
Volume56
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

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Kim, D., Yang, P. S., Choi, J. H., Seo, J., Chun, K. H., Lee, S. E., Hong, G. R., Joo, H. C., & Choi, D. (2015). Metallic foreign body in heart mimicking moderator band. Yonsei medical journal, 56(3), 867-870. https://doi.org/10.3349/ymj.2015.56.3.867