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Metallic embolus to the brain in a patient with mechanical heart valves: an extremely rare complication

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  • Contributors SS was involved in the literature search, writing the manuscript and doing the edition. ABS was involved in the patient’s data gathering from the electronic medical record, writing the case presentation, getting consent from the patient and did part of the literature search. JJH helped with selecting images, interpretation of images and writing captions. He also assisted in editing the discussion section. VR participated by reviewing the whole case and then manuscript review and editing. Several revisions were done after feedback from VR and JJH.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors SS was involved in the literature search, writing the manuscript and doing the edition. ABS was involved in the patient’s data gathering from the electronic medical record, writing the case presentation, getting consent from the patient and did part of the literature search. JJH helped with selecting images, interpretation of images and writing captions. He also assisted in editing the discussion section. VR participated by reviewing the whole case and then manuscript review and editing. Several revisions were done after feedback from VR and JJH.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Obtained.

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