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  • Impact Factor: 1.809**
  • H-Index: 6
  • ISSN: 2474-1655
  • DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655
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  •  Tuberculosis
  •  Geriatric Medicine
  •  Palliative Care
  •  Inflammation
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Citation: Ann Clin Case Rep. 2023;8(1):2382.DOI: 10.25107/2474-1655.2382

Pericardial Decompression Syndrome in a Case of Rheumatic Heart Disease

Yogesh C, Vijaya KV, Kumar V and Bhanu D*

Department of Cardiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, India

*Correspondance to: Bhanu Duggal 

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Pericardial decompression syndrome is a life-threatening condition. Pericardial effusion in the setting of rheumatic heart disease is rarely associated with cardiac tamponade. We hereby present a case of rheumatic heart disease with severe mitral stenosis and severe aortic regurgitation who had cardiac tamponade and required emergency pericardiocentesis. But thereafter, he developed acute pulmonary oedema and refractory hypotension due to pericardial decompression. Pericardial decompression can be prevented by the removal of fluid in aliquots.


Cite the Article:

Yogesh C, Vijaya KV, Kumar V, Bhanu D. Pericardial Decompression Syndrome in a Case of Rheumatic Heart Disease. Ann Clin Case Rep. 2023; 8: 2382.

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