Pleural effusion leading to right atrial collapse

Rami Khouzam, Jawwad Yusuf

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Abstract

Rapid accumulation of pericardial fluid can lead to tamponade, resulting in cardiac chambers' collapse, which can lead to hemodynamic and clinical instability, potentially needing emergent pericardiocentesis. Pleural effusion should also be considered as a potential, if rare, cause of cardiac chambers' collapse and possibly cardiac tamponade. This phenomenon has clinical implications because hemodynamically unstable patients with moderate to large pleural effusion may actually need thoracentesis instead of massive volume resuscitation, inotropic agents, or pericardiocentesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-191
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Ultrasound
Volume42
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2014

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Pericardiocentesis
Pleural Effusion
Cardiac Tamponade
Resuscitation
Hemodynamics
Pericardial Fluid
Thoracentesis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Medicine(all)

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Pleural effusion leading to right atrial collapse. / Khouzam, Rami; Yusuf, Jawwad.

In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound, Vol. 42, No. 3, 01.03.2014, p. 189-191.

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Khouzam, Rami ; Yusuf, Jawwad. / Pleural effusion leading to right atrial collapse. In: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound. 2014 ; Vol. 42, No. 3. pp. 189-191.
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