Nail gun injury to the heart

J Trauma. 1995 Mar;38(3):382-3. doi: 10.1097/00005373-199503000-00016.


A case is reported of a patient who sustained a cardiac injury from a 16-penny nail fired from a nail gun and who was successfully treated at a small rural hospital.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Accidents, Occupational*
  • Adult
  • California
  • Construction Materials
  • Heart Injuries / etiology*
  • Hospitals, Rural
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Wounds, Penetrating / etiology*