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Rheumatoid pericardial effusion with heart block treated by pericardiectomy and implantation of permanent pacemaker.
  1. A Gelson,
  2. J M Sanderson,
  3. P Carson


    A patient with long-standing seropositive erosive rheumatoid arthritis developed a pericardial effusion with chronic cardiac tamponade. He had evidence of conducting system disease and developed heart block. He was successfully treated by pericardiectomy and implantation of a demand pacemaker.

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