Transient biventricular dysfunction following pericardiocentesis.


We report the case of a 41-year-old woman admitted to the hospital due to cardiac tamponade as the first manifestation of a pulmonary neoplasm. The patient developed an early biventricular dysfunction and pulmonary edema after removal of the pericardial effusion, with complete recovery within ten days. Since transient ventricular dysfunction after… (More)


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