[Silent pericardial effusion in late pregnancy: echocardiographic detection in the third trimester of pregnancy (author's transl)].


Of 123 healthy pregnant women (mean age 28 yrs) who have been studied at various stages of their gestation by Tm and two dimensional echocardiography, 46 were in their late pregnancy (32nd to 38th week of pregnancy). Echocardiograms showed definite signs of pericardial effusion (PE) in 19 of those 46 women: the effusion was large in two, moderate in four… (More)