Cardiac tamponade in patients infected with HIV. A report from an inner-city hospital.


Thirty-seven consecutive cases of cardiac tamponade occurring over a 6-year period were retrospectively studied from January 1986 to December 1991 in an inner-city public teaching hospital. All episodes were secondary to medical illnesses. Thirteen (35 percent) of 37 patients had HIV infection. Significant differences (HIV vs non-HIV) in clinical… (More)


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