ELLIOTT M. ANTMAN, M.D.; VICTORIA CARGILL, M.D.; WILLIAM GROSSMAN, M.D.
An elderly man developed cardiac tamponade from a tuberculous pericardial effusion but without such typical manifestations as pulsus paradoxus and jugular-vein distension. This case illustrates the difficulties in clinical recognition of low-pressure cardiac tamponade, which can develop in the presence of dehydration and hypovolemia. The hemodynamic factors that account for this phenomenon are discussed.
ELLIOTT M. ANTMAN, VICTORIA CARGILL, WILLIAM GROSSMAN. Low-Pressure Cardiac Tamponade. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:403–406. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-3-403
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1979;91(3):403-406.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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