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The Odyssey of suturing cardiac wounds: lessons from the past.
  • Erwan Flecher,
  • Alain Leguerrier,
  • Nicolas Nesseler
Erwan Flecher
CHU Pontchaillou

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Alain Leguerrier
CHU Pontchaillou
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Nicolas Nesseler
CHU Pontchaillou
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Cardiac wounds have been described for centuries and still remain often fatal. For a long period of time suture of a myocardial laceration was thought to be absolutely impossible if not sacrilege. It is only at the end of the 19th century that pioneers decided to defy such dogma in desperate cases. Nowadays it seems obvious that a cardiac stab wound require emergent surgery whenever possible. The story of cardiac wounds highlights nicely the change of mind that is required to accept progress and new procedures in medicine.
27 Apr 2020Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
11 May 2020Submission Checks Completed
11 May 2020Assigned to Editor
11 May 2020Reviewer(s) Assigned
12 May 2020Review(s) Completed, Editorial Evaluation Pending
12 May 2020Editorial Decision: Accept
Jul 2020Published in Journal of Cardiac Surgery volume 35 issue 7 on pages 1597-1599. 10.1111/jocs.14675