Montserrat Figuerola

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Palliative care (PC) has focused on patients with cancer within specialist services. However, around 75% of the population in middle-income and high-income countries die of one or more chronic advanced diseases. Early identification of such patients in need of PC becomes crucial. In this feature article we describe the initial steps of the NECPAL(More)
We report the rare occurrence of fatal cardiac tamponade due to coronary sinus and right atrial thrombosis associated with central venous catheterization. The clinical course was extremely rapid, with death occurring a few minutes after the acute clinical event. Other causes of acute cardiac tamponade were ruled out by the postmortem studies.
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