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    Re:Correspondence: A not so typical pericardial effusion case
    • Rick A. Nishimura, Professor of Medicine
    • Other Contributors:
      • William R. Miranda, Darrell B. Newman

    To the Editor:

    We have read over and agree with the insightful comments of Lazaros at al. Our clinical vignette mainly focused on the hemodynamic abnormalities and post-pericardiocentesis diagnosis. Therefore, some of the clinical details had to be omitted for purposes of brevity. A pericardial rub was present during our patient's initial evaluation, and she later developed chest pain consistent with pericardi...

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    Correspondence: A not so typical pericardial effusion case....
    • George A. Lazaros, Locum Consultant Cardiologist
    • Other Contributors:
      • Charalambos Vlachopoulos and Dimitrios Tousoulis

    To the Editor: We have read with interest the article of Miranda WR and coauthors1, in which a case of effusive-constrictive pericarditis is presented. This is a comprehensive and educational case that provides clinicians with a valuable message. Some points, however, require additional clarification in order to further strengthen the impact of this case. In particular, it is mentioned in the introduction that the patien...

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