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Acute myocarditis presenting as cardiac tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15586655     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report a case of acute fulminant myocarditis presenting with cardiac tamponade and shock. The patient was managed in the coronary care unit with emergency pericardiotomy, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, and supportive therapy for cardiac failure. Pleural effusion and pneumonia complicated her clinical course. She responded well to therapy with normalization of left ventricular systolic function. This case demonstrates the potential for complete recovery with appropriate management in acute myocarditis even with a fulminant course.
Chidi Nwizu; Anekwe E Onwuanyi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the National Medical Association     Volume:  96     ISSN:  0027-9684     ISO Abbreviation:  J Natl Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2004 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-12-09     Completed Date:  2005-08-09     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503090     Medline TA:  J Natl Med Assoc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1503-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Greenwood Leflore Hospital, Greenwood, MS, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Diagnosis, Differential
Middle Aged
Myocarditis / surgery,  ultrasonography*
Shock, Cardiogenic / etiology*,  surgery,  ultrasonography

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