Late cardiac tamponade in children. A lethal complication

I. L. Kron, K. Rheuban, S. P. Nolan

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Abstract

Late cardiac tamponade is an infrequent complication of pediatric cardiac surgery. It is usually accompanied by the postcardiotomy syndrome and can occur after open or closed cardiac operations. It may occur despite treatment of the postcardiotomy syndrome. Five children were treated for late cardiac tamponade. All were treated initially with anti-inflammatory drugs; four also required pericardiocentesis, and two of these required subsequent creation of a pericardial window. One patient died due to delay in performing operative decompression. Late cardiac tamponade can be a lethal complication in children.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)173-175
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of surgery
Volume199
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1984
Externally publishedYes

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Cardiac Tamponade
Pericardiocentesis
Decompression
Thoracic Surgery
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Pediatrics
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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Late cardiac tamponade in children. A lethal complication. / Kron, I. L.; Rheuban, K.; Nolan, S. P.

In: Annals of surgery, Vol. 199, No. 2, 01.01.1984, p. 173-175.

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Kron, I. L. ; Rheuban, K. ; Nolan, S. P. / Late cardiac tamponade in children. A lethal complication. In: Annals of surgery. 1984 ; Vol. 199, No. 2. pp. 173-175.
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