Post pericardiocentesis low cardiac output syndrome in a patient with malignant thymoma.

Nottingham University Hospital, Hucknall Road, Nottingham NG5 1PB, UK.
Case Reports 05/2009; 2009. DOI: 10.1136/bcr.12.2008.1364
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We describe a case of transient biventricular failure after pericardiocentesis in a patient with malignant thymoma. Within 1 week the cardiac function returned to normal. The epidemiology and pathophysiology of the post pericardiocentesis low cardiac output syndrome is discussed.

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