Delayed post-cardiac-surgery tamponade producing localized right atrial compression
Article first published online: 24 OCT 2005
Copyright © 1981 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Catheterization and Cardiovascular Diagnosis
Volume 7, Issue 3, pages 275–282, 1981
How to Cite
Marx, P., Jaffe, C., Laks, H. and Son, S. W. (1981), Delayed post-cardiac-surgery tamponade producing localized right atrial compression. Cathet. Cardiovasc. Diagn., 7: 275–282. doi: 10.1002/ccd.1810070307
- Issue published online: 24 OCT 2005
- Article first published online: 24 OCT 2005
- Manuscript Revised: 27 JAN 1981
- Manuscript Received: 24 OCT 1980
- heart surgery;
- cardiac tamponade;
- blood coagulation
A patient with dyspnea and lethargy 19 days after aortic valve replacement was admitted to the hospital with physical signs suggesting cardiac tamponade. Initial echocardiogram was unhelpful, but Swan-Ganz catheterizatlon showed a gradient in diastole between the right atrium and ventricle. Anglography and repeat echocardlography then showed a mass compressing the right atrium, which was confirmed at surgery.