Late Cardiac Tamponade Following Open-Heart Surgery: Detection by Echocardiography

Hemal A. Fernando, Howard S. Friedman, Fouad Lajam, Hideki Sakurai

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Late cardiac tamponade following open-heart operation is a potentially lethal complication that is often difficult to diagnose. A case of cardiac tamponade occurring two weeks after left ventricular aneurysmectomy and coronary bypass surgery is reported. Despite opening of the anterior pericardium during operation, echocardiography revealed characteristic findings, which permitted prompt recognition of this disorder.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)174-177
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1977


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