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

ArticleinCase Reports 2009(may21 1) · May 2009with5 Reads
DOI: 10.1136/bcr.12.2008.1364 · Source: PubMed

    Abstract

    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.