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An unusual complication following pericardiocentesis: reversible left ventricular dysfunction.
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PMID:  20625309     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We report a case of a 78-year-old woman admitted to hospital due to cardiac tamponade 3 months after surgical mitral valve repair. The patient developed an early left ventricular dysfunction after removal of the pericardial effusion, with complete recovery within 10 days. Transient ventricular dysfunction after pericardiocentesis is a very rare complication, we present a review of the different mechanisms suggested in the literature to explain the pathophysiology of this rare phenomenon.
Francesco Versaci; Roberto Donati; Roberto Mezzanotte; Luigi Chiariello; Fabrizio Ammirati
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2010-7-9
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cardiovascular medicine (Hagerstown, Md.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1558-2035     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2010 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-7-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101259752     Medline TA:  J Cardiovasc Med (Hagerstown)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
aInvasive Cardiology Unit, Giovanni Battista Grassi Hospital - Tor Vergata University, Italy bDivision of Cardiology Giovanni Battista Grassi Hospital, Italy cDivision of Cardiovascular Surgery Tor Vergata University, Rome, Italy.
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