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Pulmonary edema following pericardiotomy for cardiac tamponade.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6478913     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A 57-year-old man with a history of a previous myocardial infarction presented with acute cardiac tamponade due to malignant pericardial effusion. Immediately following emergency surgical drainage of the pericardium by subxiphoid window, acute pulmonary edema developed. The sudden increase in venous return following the release of cardiac compression may result in this rare complication. Gradual removal of pericardial fluid under hemodynamic monitoring is advisable, particularly in patients with preexisting heart disease.
M M Shenoy; S Dhar; R Gittin; A K Sinha; M Sabado
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Chest     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0012-3692     ISO Abbreviation:  Chest     Publication Date:  1984 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-11-06     Completed Date:  1984-11-06     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0231335     Medline TA:  Chest     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  647-8     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / surgery*
Middle Aged
Pericardial Effusion / surgery
Pericardium / surgery*
Pulmonary Edema / etiology*

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