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Acute pericarditis with a symptomatic pericardial effusion complicating pregnancy. A case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8263873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 30-year-old, white woman, gravida 4, para 2, abortus 1, was hospitalized at 21 weeks' gestation because of a symptomatic pericardial effusion. Extensive evaluation including pericardial biopsy failed to reveal a specific cause. Treatment with pericardiotomy and intrapericardial hydrocortisone was followed by relief of symptoms. The remainder of the pregnancy was uneventful. Idiopathic pericardial effusion in pregnancy is a rare problem, and the proper approach to evaluation and treatment is not known. We present an approach that resulted in a favorable outcome.
M T Hagley; T F Shaub
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of reproductive medicine     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0024-7758     ISO Abbreviation:  J Reprod Med     Publication Date:  1993 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-01-25     Completed Date:  1994-01-25     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0173343     Medline TA:  J Reprod Med     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  813-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Northeast Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Akron City Hospital, Akron.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*,  therapy
Pericarditis / complications*,  therapy
Pregnancy Complications, Cardiovascular* / therapy
Pregnancy Trimester, Second

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