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Incidence of pericardial effusions in acute myocardial infarctions.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6705578     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To study the incidence of pericardial effusions in the first 72 hours after myocardial infarction, M-mode echocardiograms were performed on 90 of 100 consecutive patients with acute myocardial infarctions. Pericardial effusions were documented in five patients (5.6 percent), four of which resolved without sequelae by the time of discharge. The remaining patient died of presumed myocardial rupture. Pericardial effusions tended to be more common in patients with anterior or anterolateral infarcts and in those who had received intracoronary streptokinase (p less than .10). No patient with postinfarction pericarditis had an effusion.
Authors:
R G Wunderink
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  85     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1984 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-07     Completed Date:  1984-05-07     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  494-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Echocardiography
Female
Heart Rupture / etiology
Humans
Male
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / complications*
Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis,  etiology*

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