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Cardiac tamponade: atypical presentations after cardiac surgery.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22860267     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We present two cases of cardiac tamponade presenting in the aftermath of cardiac surgery. We have briefly discussed the aetiology, presentation, diagnosis and management of the condition with emphasis on its atypical presentation in postoperative patients. A high index of suspicion and early access to echocardiography is necessary for prompt recognition and treatment of this life threatening emergency.
Ravi Kirti; Rangaprasad Karadi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acute medicine     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1747-4892     ISO Abbreviation:  Acute Med     Publication Date:  2012  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-08-03     Completed Date:  2012-08-29     Revised Date:  2012-11-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101553725     Medline TA:  Acute Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  93-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dewsbury and District Hospital Halifax Road, Dewsbury WF13 4HS, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Surgical Procedures / adverse effects*
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis*,  etiology,  physiopathology,  ultrasonography
Fatal Outcome
Heart Valve Prosthesis Implantation / adverse effects
Middle Aged
Mitral Valve Insufficiency / surgery
Mitral Valve Stenosis / surgery
Comment In:
Acute Med. 2012;11(3):185
Acute Med. 2012;11(3):172-82   [PMID:  22993751 ]

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