Changes in left ventricular function following limited pericardiotomy in a patient with pericardial effusion and shock

R. A. Genovese, S. Goldstein, M. Alam, M. Gheorghiade

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Abstract

A 36-year-old woman presented with pulmonary edema, shock, and heart failure with a severely depressed left ventricular (LV) ejection fraction. A presumptive diagnosis of effusive-constrictive pericarditis with cardiac tamponade was made. Following subxiphoid limited pericardiotomy, LV systolic function returned to normal over a period of several days. The possible etiologic mechanisms of impaired LV systolic function in pericardial disease are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-248
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Noninvasive Cardiology
Volume3
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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