Acupuncture-Related Cardiac Complications: A Systematic Review.

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Summary of "Acupuncture-Related Cardiac Complications: A Systematic Review."

The objective of this study is to review acupuncture-related cardiac complications, such as infective endocarditis (IE), cardiac tamponade (CT), pericarditis, and cardiac rupture, as there is no known reported literature to determine the burden of cardiac adverse events due to acupuncture.


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Name: The Journal of invasive cardiology
ISSN: 1557-2501
Pages: E69-E72


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