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The Fluoroscopic Swinging Heart: A Rare Sight for the Modern Interventionalist.
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PMID:  23146563     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Herein, we present the case of a 49-year-old woman who presented to a peripheral hospital with a 4-day history of progressive shortness of breath. Following a clinical diagnosis of heart failure and slightly elevated cardiac troponins on initial blood work, the patient was referred for same-day diagnostic coronary angiography, which revealed normal coronary arteries but the surprising finding of a fluoroscopic swinging heart due to a massive pericardial effusion. The patient promptly improved after emergent pericardiocentesis. Fluoroscopic clues to the diagnosis of pericardial effusion are reviewed, with accompanying illustrative video and hemodynamic tracings.
Brian J Potter; Vu-Hung Quan; Jean-Bernard Masson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1916-7075     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
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Created Date:  2012-11-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 Canadian Cardiovascular Society. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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