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April 2019 Br J Cardiol 2019;26(2) doi:10.5837/bjc.2019.017 Online First

An unusual cause of pericardial tamponade in pregnancy

Bishav Mohan, Hasrat Sidhu, Rohit Tandon, Rajesh Arya

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Introduction Pregnancy does not show any specific predisposition to pericardial diseases. The more common form of pericardial involvement in pregnancy is a benign mild pericardial effusion, the incidence of which increases with duration of pregnancy reaching about 40% by the third trimester, resolving uneventfully after delivery.1 Larger effusions should raise clinical concern for an infection, autoimmune disorder or malignancy, which occur sporadically in pregnancy. We report the case of a 34-year-old term pregnant woman who presented with a massive pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade. Case A 34-year-old woman presented to the emerge

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September 2008 Br J Cardiol 2008;15:271–2

Microscopic polyangiitis presenting as a pericardial effusion

Sajid Siddiqi, Sarah Rae, John Cooper

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Case report A 19-year-old white male non-smoker without any significant past medical, travel or drug history presented to Accident & Emergency with a one-week history of dry cough, muscle aches, night sweats, and left-sided pleuritic chest pain. On admission his temperature was 38.4°C, pulse 118 beats per minute and blood pressure 130/70 mmHg. The jugular venous pressure was elevated 5 cm above the sternal angle. He had normal heart sounds with a pericardial rub. There were no other signs and urine testing was normal. Figure 1. Chest X-ray showing cardiomegaly His inflammatory markers were raised with C-reactive protein (CRP) of 174 mg/L

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September 2005 Br J Cardiol 2005;12:394-5

Meig’s syndrome with massive pericardial effusion, bilateral pleural effusion and ascites

Mohammed N Al-Khafaji, Salim Ahmed

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