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Pericardial tamponade in sarcoidosis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3828890     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A woman with a three month history of progressive right heart failure was found to have sarcoid pericarditis complicated by pericardial tamponade. The pericardial fluid was serosanguineous, and numerous nodules were noted on the parietal and visceral pericardium. Non-caseating granulomas were found in biopsy specimens of the pericardium, lung and skin. Right-sided heart failure in sarcoidosis is usually attributed to cor pulmonale or primary myocardial sarcoid. Pericardial tamponade should be considered in patients who present with sarcoidosis complicated by right heart failure.
A A Zelcer; T H LeJemtel; J Jones; J Stahl
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Canadian journal of cardiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  0828-282X     ISO Abbreviation:  Can J Cardiol     Publication Date:    1987 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-05-21     Completed Date:  1987-05-21     Revised Date:  2008-04-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8510280     Medline TA:  Can J Cardiol     Country:  CANADA    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  12-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Middle Aged
Pericarditis / complications*,  pathology
Pericardium / pathology,  surgery
Sarcoidosis / complications*

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