Nigerian Journal of Cardiology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 54--56

Arrow in the heart: Our experience


Ibrahim Aliyu1, Ismail Mohammed Inuwa2 
1 Department of Pediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University Kano, Kano State, Nigeria
2 Department of Surgery-Cardiothoracic Unit, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University Kano, Kano State, Nigeria

Correspondence Address:
Ibrahim Aliyu
Department of Pediatrics, Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Bayero University Kano, Kano State
Nigeria

Arrow-related injuries are rare in most developed countries and may occasionally occur as sports-related injuries; however, this is still a problem in most crisis-prone areas in Nigeria. Though arrow-related injuries are classified as low velocity injuries, they may cause enormous damage to vital structures as in the case of a penetrating arrow-related cardiac injury in a Fulani boy; though he presented late and it took almost 48-hours before surgical intervention, he was successfully managed and discharged home without any complication.


How to cite this article:
Aliyu I, Inuwa IM. Arrow in the heart: Our experience.Nig J Cardiol 2014;11:54-56


How to cite this URL:
Aliyu I, Inuwa IM. Arrow in the heart: Our experience. Nig J Cardiol [serial online] 2014 [cited 2022 May 20 ];11:54-56
Available from: https://www.nigjcardiol.org/article.asp?issn=0189-7969;year=2014;volume=11;issue=1;spage=54;epage=56;aulast=Aliyu;type=0