Cardiac tamponade: a new complication in a patient with mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and strokelike episodes.

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We report the first case of cardiac tamponade in a 14-year-old female patient with an underlying illness of mitochondrial myopathy, encephalopathy, lactic acidosis, and stroke-like episodes (MELAS). The patient underwent a subxiphoid pericardiocentesis and pericardiotomy smoothly and was discharged with no sequelae. The coexistence of massive pericardial… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2007.05.027

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