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Cardiac tamponade in a postpartum woman with Lemierre's syndrome.

Abstract

A 23-year-old primigravida with Lemierre's syndrome developed pericardial tamponade secondary to mediastinal infection and anticoagulant therapy. Intrathoracic echocardiographic diagnosis during a period of cardiac arrest led to urgent pericardiocentesis and successful resuscitation.

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    Division of Critical Care, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, N.S.W.

    Source

    Anaesthesia and intensive care 26:5 1998 Oct pg 582-3

    MeSH

    Adult
    Cardiac Tamponade
    Female
    Humans
    Mediastinitis
    Postpartum Period
    Pregnancy
    Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
    Streptococcal Infections
    Streptococcus
    Syndrome

    Pub Type(s)

    Case Reports
    Journal Article

    Language

    eng

    PubMed ID

    9807617

    Citation

    TY - JOUR T1 - Cardiac tamponade in a postpartum woman with Lemierre's syndrome. AU - McLean,A S, AU - Tyler,K, PY - 1998/11/10/pubmed PY - 1998/11/10/medline PY - 1998/11/10/entrez SP - 582 EP - 3 JF - Anaesthesia and intensive care JO - Anaesth Intensive Care VL - 26 IS - 5 N2 - A 23-year-old primigravida with Lemierre's syndrome developed pericardial tamponade secondary to mediastinal infection and anticoagulant therapy. Intrathoracic echocardiographic diagnosis during a period of cardiac arrest led to urgent pericardiocentesis and successful resuscitation. SN - 0310-057X UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/9807617/Cardiac_tamponade_in_a_postpartum_woman_with_Lemierre L2 - https://aaic.net.au/PMID/9807617 ER -