Unusual diastolic heart beat in pericardial effusion.


Unusual, hitherto undescribed form of, diastolic heart beat was reported in a case of tense pericardial effusion and in another case of seroconstrictive pericarditis. It consists of large and sharp early diastolic thrust, the peak of which conincides in time with the protodiastolic extrasound (pericardial knock). The mechanism and the diagnostic… (More)


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