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- Roberto C. Cerrud-Rodriguez, MD∗ (, )
- Syed Muhammad Ibrahim Rashid, MD,
- Hussein Shaqra, MD,
- Ahmad Alkhalil, MD,
- Mohammed Algodi, MD,
- Jay J. Chudow, MD,
- Mario J. Garcia, MD,
- James M. Tauras, MD and
- Giora Weisz, MD
- Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
- ↵∗Address for correspondence:
Dr. Roberto C. Cerrud-Rodriguez, Montefiore-Einstein Center for Heart and Vascular Care, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467.
Pericardial decompression syndrome, defined as paradoxical hypotension and pulmonary edema after pericardiocentesis, is a rare complication of pericardiocentesis. Stress cardiomyopathy, caused by excess catecholamine response resulting in left ventricular dysfunction and elevated cardiac enzymes, can overlap with pericardial decompression syndrome, and both might belong to the same spectrum of disease. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.)
- pericardial decompression syndrome
- pericardial effusion
- stress cardiomyopathy
- systolic dysfunction
The authors have reported that they have no relationships relevant to the contents of this paper to disclose. Ritu Thanman, MD, served as Guest Editor for this paper.
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- Received March 31, 2020.
- Accepted April 3, 2020.
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