Vol 58, No 1 (2003)
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Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Atrial septostomy for severe primary pulmonary hypertension - Report on two cases

Marcin Kurzyna, Marek Dąbrowski, Adam Torbicki, Janusz Burakowski, Paweł Kuca, Anna Fijałkowska, Jarosław Sikora
Kardiol Pol 2003;58(1):31-33.
Vol 58, No 1 (2003)
Other
Published online: 2005-12-12
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

Abstract: We present a case of 39-year-old male with symptomatic cardiac tamponade due to neoplastic disease. Because of abdominal symptoms the patient was diagnosed as having acute abdomen and underwent exploratory laparatomy which revealed enlarged liver and ascites. Correct diagnosis was established later by echocardiography and effective pericardiocentesis was performed. Diagnostic difficulties in patients with cardiac tamponade are discussed.

Abstract

Abstract: We present a case of 39-year-old male with symptomatic cardiac tamponade due to neoplastic disease. Because of abdominal symptoms the patient was diagnosed as having acute abdomen and underwent exploratory laparatomy which revealed enlarged liver and ascites. Correct diagnosis was established later by echocardiography and effective pericardiocentesis was performed. Diagnostic difficulties in patients with cardiac tamponade are discussed.
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Keywords

cardiac tamponade - misdiagnosis

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Title

Atrial septostomy for severe primary pulmonary hypertension - Report on two cases

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 58, No 1 (2003)

Pages

31-33

Published online

2005-12-12

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2003;58(1):31-33.

Keywords

cardiac tamponade - misdiagnosis

Authors

Marcin Kurzyna
Marek Dąbrowski
Adam Torbicki
Janusz Burakowski
Paweł Kuca
Anna Fijałkowska
Jarosław Sikora

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