Title

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Diagnosis of Loculated Cardiac Tamponade Due to Malignant Effusion

Division

East Florida

Hospital

Aventura

Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

5-10-2019

Keywords

POCUS, diagnostic imaging, ultrasonography, case reports, heart diseases, cardiac tamponade, pleural effusion

Disciplines

Cardiovascular Diseases | Emergency Medicine | Medicine and Health Sciences | Respiratory Tract Diseases

Abstract

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.

Publisher or Conference

FLAAEM Scientific Assembly

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