A Case of Biventricular Failure after Pericardial Window for Large Pericardial Effusion

Authors

  • Michael M. Koerner Nazih Zuhdi Transplant and Advance Cardiac Care Institute, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Mahboob Alam Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Aly El-Banayosy Nazih Zuhdi Transplant and Advance Cardiac Care Institute, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Arunima Misra Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Matthew J. Wall, Jr Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Mohamed Zeriouh Deptartment Cardiothoracic Transplantation and Mechanical Circulatory Support, Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust, Harefield
  • Nasser M. Lakkis Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
  • Ali Ghodsizad Heart and Vascular Institute, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Penn State College of Medicine, Hershey, PA

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1227

Abstract

Pericardial tamponade resulting in hemodynamic compromise requiring either pericardiocentesis [Vandyke 1983] or subxiphoid pericardial window has been reported in literature [Armstrong 1984]. There are no large case series, only scattered case reports. Cardiac tamponade is known to affect the diastolic function of the heart but rare reports have documented systolic impairment of the left and right ventricle in the setting of tamponade [Vandyke 1983; Armstrong 1984]. We report a case of a transient biventricular systolic dysfunction in a patient with early cardiac tamponade after surgical drainage of pericardia1 effusion.

Published

2015-04-06

How to Cite

Koerner, M. M., Alam, M., El-Banayosy, A., Misra, A., Wall, Jr, M. J., Zeriouh, M., Lakkis, N. M., & Ghodsizad, A. (2015). A Case of Biventricular Failure after Pericardial Window for Large Pericardial Effusion. The Heart Surgery Forum, 18(1), E036-E037. https://doi.org/10.1532/hsf.1227

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