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Unveiling an Asymptomatic Air-Gunshot Injury (JACC Case Reports May 2024)
Unveiling an Asymptomatic Air-Gunshot Injury

Interventricular septum pellet retention after air-gunshot injury in a persistently asymptomatic patient is a rare, clinically significant occurrence. Management involved monitoring, echocardiography and CT-scans; Multidisciplinary risk-benefit analysis favored non-surgical management without prophylactic antibiotics or colchicine. No post-traumatic pericarditis was observed. Patient remained asymptomatic and in excellent condition at 1-month follow-up.


JACC Case Reports Interim Editors-in-Chief 

Mary Norine Walsh, MD, MACC

Eric Bates, MD, MACC 

CME Editor 

Kenneth A. Ellenbogen, MD


Francis Juthier, MD


Important Dates

Date of Release: May 15, 2024 

Term of Approval/Date of CME/MOC Expiration: May 14, 2025




Availability: On-Demand
Expires on May 14, 2025
Cost: FREE
Credit Offered:
1 CME Credit
1 ABIM-MOC Point
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