Document Detail


A case of cardiac tamponade caused by tuberculous pericarditis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19155666     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 71-year-old woman was admitted with a diagnosis of cardiac tamponade. Emergency transthoracic echocardiography showed a large amount of pericardial effusion compressing the whole heart. Pericardiocentesis was performed immediately and nearly 1 liter of hemorrhagic fluid was aspirated. Pathological result of the pericardiocentesis material was benign, acid-resistant bacteria were not found in the pericardial fluid, and bacteria cultures were negative. The only parameter suggesting tuberculous pericarditis was adenosine deaminase activity in the pericardial fluid, which was measured as 76 U/l. With antituberculosis therapy for six months, the patient showed complete improvement; no signs of deterioration were observed and echocardiographic findings were normal.
Authors:
Alaettin Avşar; Nuran Kara Günay; Ataç Celik; Mehmet Melek
Related Documents :
3698446 - Severe cardiomyopathy simulating hepatitis in adolescence.
603796 - Postnatal development of cardiac output distribution measured by radioactive microspher...
8851246 - Ambulatory monitoring of the impedance cardiogram.
17323786 - Acute hemodynamic effects of moderate doses of nebivolol versus metoprolol in patients ...
1914096 - Polymorphous ventricular tachycardia associated with acute myocardial infarction.
18095506 - Echocardiography-guided balloon mitral valvotomy: transesophageal echocardiography vers...
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Türk Kardiyoloji Derneği arşivi : Türk Kardiyoloji Derneğinin yayın organıdır     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1016-5169     ISO Abbreviation:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-21     Completed Date:  2009-05-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9426239     Medline TA:  Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars     Country:  Turkey    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  482-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology, Medicine Faculty of Afyon Kocatepe University, Afyon, Turkey. alavsar@hotmail.com
Export Citation:
APA/MLA Format     Download EndNote     Download BibTex
MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adenosine Deaminase / analysis,  metabolism
Aged
Anti-Bacterial Agents / therapeutic use
Anticoagulants / therapeutic use
Biopsy, Needle / methods
Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
Echocardiography
Female
Humans
Pericardial Effusion / etiology*
Pericarditis, Tuberculous / complications*,  diagnosis,  therapy
Treatment Outcome
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Bacterial Agents; 0/Anticoagulants; EC 3.5.4.4/Adenosine Deaminase

From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine


Previous Document:  Percutaneous extraction of a short, 0.038-inch guide wire retained in the right common iliac artery.
Next Document:  Safety of magnetic resonance imaging in patients with implanted cardiovascular devices.