Cardiac tamponade masquerading as gastritis: a case report

  title={Cardiac tamponade masquerading as gastritis: a case report},
  author={Abuzaid Ahmed and T. Sri Harsha and Tantoush Hamza and Ameri Allen and Elkhashab Mohamed},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
INTRODUCTION Pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade can develop in patients with virtually any condition that affects the pericardium. A high index of suspicion with proper diagnostic scheme can lessen the concomitant morbidity and mortality. Although cardiac tamponade mimics many medical conditions, internists and primary care physicians should be aware of the physiological and clinical aspects of the disease spectrum. CASE PRESENTATION A 31-year-old Caucasian man, with no significant… CONTINUE READING


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