Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Loculated Cardiac Tamponade Due to Malignant Effusion
POCUS, diagnostic imaging, ultrasonography, case reports, heart diseases, cardiac tamponade, pleural effusion
Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Respiratory Tract Diseases
We present a case of an unstable patient with a large, localized pericardial effusion resulting in cardiac tamponade. This atypical variant of a common, life-threatening pathology has been described in the literature primarily in case study. We will discuss how the diagnosis was made rapidly at bedside using Point-of-Care Ultrasonography (POCUS) and how it lead to timely definitive management.
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FLAAEM Scientific Assembly
Samet D, Pumarejo L. Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Loculated Cardiac Tamponade Due to Malignant Effusion. Poster presented at: FLAAEM Scientific Assembly; May 10-11, 2019; Miami Beach, Florida.