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Bullets and the Heart

by Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD
Posted: February 17

Bullets are not good for your health and your heart.

Our collective experience as cardiovascular specialists and surgeons argues against the use of guns and rifles. Each year, hundreds of accidental deaths from shootings occur because of gunshot wounds to the heart.

Thousands more die because of intentional shootings to the chest with injury to the great vessels and lungs.

Very few reach the emergency room alive and even less make it to the operating room in time for a surgical save !

You may wonder why we discuss this topic in this website. Why not, prevention is prevention, and accidental injury can be minimized by avoiding the use of guns and rifles.

Excerpt from the book: Everything Is Bad For Your Heart: The A to Z Guide, Hratch L Karamanoukian, MD and Pierre Aoukar, MD. Magalhaes Scientific Press

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