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Case Reports in Cardiology - Volume 2016 2016, Article ID 8142134, 3 pages -

Case Report

Department of Medicine, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Valhalla, NY, USA

Division of Cardiology, New York Medical College, Metropolitan Hospital Center, Valhalla, NY, USA

Received 21 August 2016; Accepted 22 September 2016

Academic Editor: Christian Machado

Copyright © 2016 Hans A. Reyes et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Presentation of pericardial disease is diverse, with the viral aetiology being the most common cause; however, when haemorrhagic pericardial effusion is present, these causes are narrowed to few aetiologies. We present a case of a young female of African descent who presented with diffuse abdominal pain and vomiting. Initial work-up showed pericardial effusion with impending echocardiographic findings of cardiac tamponade and bilateral pleural effusions. Procedures included a left video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery VATS with pericardial window. We consider that it is important for all physicians to be aware of not only typical presentation but also atypical and unusual clinical picture of pericardial disease.





Autor: Hans A. Reyes, Julie Islam, Soheila Talebi, Eder Cativo, Savi Mushiyev, Gerald Pekler, and Ferdinand Visco

Fuente: https://www.hindawi.com/



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