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.
ANTMAN EM, CARGILL V, GROSSMAN W. Low-Pressure Cardiac Tamponade. Ann Intern Med. ;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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