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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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    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