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Cardiac tamponade in a postpartum woman with Lemierre's syndrome.
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.
Division of Critical Care, Nepean Hospital, Penrith, N.S.W.
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious
Pub Type(s)Case Reports