HERBERT L. GOODMAN, M.D.
The prognosis for ultimate recovery in acute nonspecific pericarditis is generally considered to be excellent. In the literature at the present time there is a total of only five reported deaths associated with the disease.1, 2, 3, 4, 5 These have occurred in a variety of clinical situations and were reviewed by Price and Hutchison in 1956.5 Still more uncommon is the occurrence of massive intrapericardial hemorrhage with cardiac tamponade during the course of the disease; three such instances have been reported.1, 4, 5 One case, reported by McCord and Taguchi,1 received anticoagulation therapy for a presumptive diagnosis of myocardial
GOODMAN HL. ACUTE NONSPECIFIC PERICARDITIS WITH CARDIAC TAMPONADE: A FATAL CASE ASSOCIATED WITH ANTICOAGULANT THERAPY1. Ann Intern Med. ;48:406–415. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-48-2-406
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1958;48(2):406-415.
Cardiology, Pericardial Disease.
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