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Cardiac tamponade due to pneumopericardium.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16179824     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a newborn with acute respiratory distress syndrome, subjected to mechanical ventilatory assistance with high level of peak inspiratory pressure (PIP) and positive end expiratory pressure (PEEP), who developed cardiac tamponade due to pneumopericardium. Tension pneumopericardium produces the same physiological derangement as cardiac tamponade secondary to accumulated blood or other fluids. This life-threatening complication demands immediate diagnosis and treatment.
Maximo H Trujillo; Carlos F Fragachan; Francisco Tortoledo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2005-09-22
Journal Detail:
Title:  Cardiology     Volume:  105     ISSN:  0008-6312     ISO Abbreviation:  Cardiology     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-25     Completed Date:  2006-03-02     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1266406     Medline TA:  Cardiology     Country:  Switzerland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  34-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Critical Care Units of the Instituto Médico La Floresta and The University Hospital of Caracas, and Laboratory of Interventional Cardiology, Caracas, Venezuela.
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Infant, Newborn
Intermittent Positive-Pressure Ventilation
Peak Expiratory Flow Rate
Pneumopericardium / complications*,  physiopathology,  therapy
Positive-Pressure Respiration
Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Newborn / complications,  physiopathology,  therapy

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