oa Central African Journal of Medicine - Fatal accident puncture of the left ventricle

Volume 35, Issue 11
  • ISSN : 0008-9176



"Underfoor accidents- are those sustained due to a slipping, tripping and falling and are responsible for many deaths the world over. However, statistics on these accidents are often lacking, and when available are incomplete. It is very unusual for such accidents to lead to direct injuries to the heart. A man slipped while chasing squirrels and fell face-down on a truncated shrub which punctured his heart. The mode of injury, which was fatal, is quite unique and is therefore being reported.

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