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Late pericardial tamponade and coronary arteriovenous fistula after trauma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3942657     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 48 year old man presented with cardiac tamponade six weeks after an apparently minor penetrating chest injury. Thoracotomy showed a haemopericardium with no actively bleeding vessel. Re-investigation eleven months later, prompted by persistent chest pain, showed the presence of a fistula between the second diagonal of the left anterior descending coronary artery and a cardiac vein.
R Martin; A Mitchell; N Dhalla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  British heart journal     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0007-0769     ISO Abbreviation:  Br Heart J     Publication Date:  1986 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-26     Completed Date:  1986-03-26     Revised Date:  2009-11-18    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370634     Medline TA:  Br Heart J     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  216-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Arteriovenous Fistula / etiology*
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Vessels*
Middle Aged
Thoracic Injuries / complications*
Wounds, Penetrating / complications*

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