Early Diagnosis of Atypical Cardiac Tamponade with Transesophageal Echocardiography – Case Report

Authors: J. Šoupal 1;  B. Jurenka 2;  P. Kolouch 1;  M. Stern 2;  P. Šedivý 1;  P. Šebesta 1
Authors‘ workplace: Oddělení kardiovaskulární chirurgie, Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha, primář MUDr. P. Šebesta, CSc. 2Anesteziologicko-resuscitační oddělení, Nemocnice Na Homolce, Praha, primář MUDr. M. Ročeň 1
Published in: Anest. intenziv. Med., , 2002, č. 6, s. 289-291


We report one case of atypical locacized cardiac tamponade after cardiac surgery. Cardiac tamponade after cardiosurgery is life-threateningcondition and diagnosis is often difficult and delayed. If suspected, the diagnosis is best confirmed by transesophageal echocardiography.

Key words:
TEE – differential diagnostics – haemopericard

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