Two-dimensional echocardiography in cardiac tamponade occurring after cardiac surgery.

Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is an important complication after cardiac surgery, yet little has been published on the echocardiographic diagnosis of this situation. The two-dimensional echocardiograms of 11 patients who required surgical relief of cardiac tamponade complicating cardiac surgery were therefore reviewed. Four had nonloculated pericardial effusions… (More)

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