1] Indeed, in our two patients, hypotension had occurred due to septic shock or pericardial tamponade
in one case, and an episode of syncope occurred in another.
Pericardial effusions complicated by pericardial tamponade
are commonly encountered in SSA owing to the high prevalence of TB pericarditis.
5) Pericardial tamponade
classically results in the acute cardiac compression triad of Beck, comprising of decreased arterial pressure, increased central venous pressure, and distant heart sounds.
is a picture which occurs as a result of rapid fluid accumulation in the pericardium and may lead to fatal outcomes if it is not diagnosed early and treated urgently.
complicating systemic lupus erythematosus.
A transthoracic echo demonstrated a 3 cm anterior pericardial effusion (Figure 4) with classic signs of pericardial tamponade
1-10) Complications arising from migration of these K-wires have been as benign as migration into adjacent soft tissue to as severe as migration into the heart causing cardiac arrythmias, pericardial tamponade
, and death.
6 Pericardial tamponade
has been documented with the CoreValve to occur between 0 and 7%, and is usually due to guidewire or manoeuvring thrusts to bring the prosthesis into the left ventricle that can potentially cause peforations.
However, the fourth patient was complicated by pericardial tamponade
, presumably due to perforation of the heart by the guide-wire used during cannulation.
Accelerated nodulosis, pleural effusion, and pericardial tamponade
during methotrexate therapy.
All experts agreed that the cause of death was pericardial tamponade
CASE REPORT: A 2-year-old male patient was admitted with a pericardial tamponade
, for which a percutaneous drain was inserted.
Malignant pericardial effusions are common in cancer patients, and until now the resulting pericardial tamponade
has been the immediate cause of death in 85% of affected patients.
The recurrence rate of pericardial tamponade
following aspiration is quite high and necessitates the open drainage as the choice of treatment (3,4).