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Acute pulmonary edema after pericardial drainage for cardiac tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19632445     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Pericardial effusions with tamponade may present a clinical challenge in management for the cardiothoracic surgeon. We report a case of acute pulmonary edema secondary to the rapid release of a chronic traumatic pericardial effusion that resulted in the death of the patient.
John M Karamichalis; Andrei Gursky; Ganpat Valaulikar; James W Pate; Darryl S Weiman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Annals of thoracic surgery     Volume:  88     ISSN:  1552-6259     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann. Thorac. Surg.     Publication Date:  2009 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-27     Completed Date:  2009-08-21     Revised Date:  2010-04-26    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  15030100R     Medline TA:  Ann Thorac Surg     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  675-7     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, Tennessee 38163, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Accidents, Traffic
Acute Disease
Cardiac Tamponade / physiopathology,  surgery*
Decompression, Surgical
Fatal Outcome
Pericardial Effusion / complications*,  etiology
Pericardial Window Techniques
Pericardiocentesis / adverse effects*
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*
Shock / etiology,  physiopathology
Young Adult
Comment In:
Ann Thorac Surg. 2010 May;89(5):1702-3; author reply 1703   [PMID:  20417826 ]

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