Unraveling the paradox of cardiac tamponade: case presentation and discussion of physiology
- 1Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- 2Cardiology Department, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
- Correspondence to Dr Robert Michael Reed,
A 53-year-old man on warfarin for postoperative pulmonary embolism presented with chest pain and was found to be in cardiac tamponade due to an atraumatic haemopericardium. Findings of tamponade and a novel approach to the pathophysiology of pericardial disease to explain these finding are presented.
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