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Postcardiac Surgery Tamponade: Should We Rely on Classical Signs?

Loganathan Chakravarthy, Rajarajan Ganesan, Harkant Singh, Avishek Samaddar

Keywords : Atrial tamponade, Pericardial effusion, Perioperative echocardiography, Point of care echocardiography, Postoperative tamponade, Transesophageal echocardiography, Transthoracic echocardiography

Citation Information : Chakravarthy L, Ganesan R, Singh H, Samaddar A. Postcardiac Surgery Tamponade: Should We Rely on Classical Signs?. J Perioper Echocardiogr 2021; 9 (1):16-18.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10034-1126

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-04-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


The classic clinical signs of tamponade often do not occur in the postcardiac surgical patient. Here, we present a case of postcardiac surgery tamponade presenting with atypical clinical signs and diagnosed with transesophageal echocardiography (ECG).

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