Bleeding heart: a case of spontaneous hemopericardium and tamponade in a hyperthyroid patient on warfarin.

@article{Ali2016BleedingHA,
  title={Bleeding heart: a case of spontaneous hemopericardium and tamponade in a hyperthyroid patient on warfarin.},
  author={Muhammad Sajawal Ali and Benjamin I Mba and Farah Diba Çiftçi and Ahya Sajawal Ali},
  journal={BMJ case reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={2016}
}
We describe the case of an 81-year-old female, diagnosed with hyperthyroidism-related atrial fibrillation. Given her CHA2DS2VASc score of 3, she was started on warfarin for stroke prevention. One month later, she was admitted with cardiac tamponade. This tamponade was suspected to be secondary to hemopericardium, based on the elevated international… CONTINUE READING