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Ventricular systolic discordance in pericardial tamponade: acute reversal by pericardiocentesis
  1. A M Kim,
  2. M A Fifer
  1. mfifer@partners.org

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A 40 year old woman presented with a one week history of cough, chest pressure and myalgias. She had undergone chest radiation treatment for Hodgkin’s disease 25 years previously. On examination, her heart rate was 104 beats/min, blood pressure was 93/67 mm Hg, and jugular venous pressure was >15 cm H2O. …

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