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Spontaneous cardiac tamponade due to sternotomy wire suture.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  983937     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The first case of spontaneous cardiac tamponade caused by wire suture for sternotomy closure is presented. The proper analysis of bloody pericardial fluid, including simultaneous aspirate and venous hematocrit, oxygen content, and coagulation studies, is emphasized. In addition, the causes of acute hemopericardium are reviewed. Spontaneous cardiac tamponade as a potential late complication of cardiac surgery should be considered in the postoperative patient who presents with pericarditis or a sudden change in cardiac status.
J W Mimbs; A N Weiss
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American heart journal     Volume:  92     ISSN:  0002-8703     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. Heart J.     Publication Date:  1976 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-12-30     Completed Date:  1976-12-30     Revised Date:  2006-02-27    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370465     Medline TA:  Am Heart J     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  630-3     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*,  radiography,  surgery
Heart Injuries / complications
Heart Ventricles / injuries
Pericardial Effusion / surgery
Sternum / surgery*
Sutures / adverse effects*

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