PAUL N. G. YU, M.D.; FRANK W. LOVEJOY JR., M.D.; HOWARD A. JOOS, M.D.; ROBERT E. NYE JR., M.D.; JOHN H. SIMPSON, M.D., M.R.C.P.
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Despite clinical and pathologic investigations of many patients with pericardial effusion,1-5 few such patients have been studied by cardiac catheterization.6, 7 It is the purpose of this manuscript to present clinical and hemodynamic observations on a patient with massive pericardial effusion. Cardiac output, intravascular and intrapericardial pressures, blood gas analysis and other related clinical and laboratory findings are described before and after pericardial aspirations and six months following pericardiectomy.
A 70 year old tailor was hospitalized on February 29, 1952, with a history of repeated attacks of acute dyspnea for about 18 months. For one year prior to
YU PNG, LOVEJOY FW, JOOS HA, et al. AN UNUSUAL CASE OF MASSIVE PERICARDIAL EFFUSION WITH HEMODYNAMIC STUDIES1. Ann Intern Med. 1953;39:928–936. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-39-4-928
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1953;39(4):928-936.
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