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Needle in the heart.
  1. I J Potek,
  2. J S Wright


    A patient accidentally drove a darning needle through her chest wall into her left ventricle. After referral five weeks later as possible case of infective endocarditis, the needle was detected and removed successfully by open heart surgery. It was localised precisely by echocardiography.

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