Cardiac tamponade in acute pancreatitis

Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Ashish Koirala, Robert V. Wetz, Shiksha Kedia, Pratima Ghimire, Rajiv Bartaula

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A 47-year-old man presented with severe acute pancreatitis. On hospitalisation day 8, the patient became hypotensive and developed new-onset atrial fibrillation. Echocardiography showed significant pericardial effusion with right ventricular collapse. A pericardial window was made and the effusion drained. There was rapid clinical improvement following the procedure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalBMJ case reports
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

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    Bhatt, V. R., Koirala, A., Wetz, R. V., Kedia, S., Ghimire, P., & Bartaula, R. (2011). Cardiac tamponade in acute pancreatitis. BMJ case reports.