Minnesota carpenter survives nail gun shot to the heart

[Good Morning America (ABC), October 03, 2013] Minnesota carpenter Eugene Rakow has a second shot at life after he literally took a shot to the heart. Rakow of St. Bonifacius, Minn., is recovering from accidentally shooting a 3.5-inch nail into his chest that came within 2 millimeters of his coronary artery.

The nail's location in his heart is most likely what saved his life, heart surgeon Dr. Louis B. Louis IV of Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis says.

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