Detection of intrapericardial hematoma after open heart surgery: The roles of echocardiography and computed tomography

F. Earl Fyke, Robert G. Tancredi, Clarence Shub, Paul R. Julsrud, Patrick F. Sheedy

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Abstract

Two patients who had right atrial compression caused by intrapericardial hematomas after coronary artery bypass grafting and aortic valve replacement are described. During the course of postoperative evaluation, each patient underwent an echocardiography examination followed by computed tomography of the chest. Two-dimensional echocardiography visualized the hematomas in both cases. Computed tomography played a useful adjunctive role by further clarifying their nature, location and extent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1496-1499
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the American College of Cardiology
Volume5
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1985

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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