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A case of autotransfusion from pericardium to femoral vein
  1. A C Morton,
  2. J Gunn

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A 70-year-old man underwent elective percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) with two stents to the left anterior descending coronary artery. The procedure was uneventful. In the recovery area he complained of difficulty breathing and collapsed. His pulse was weak and the blood pressure unrecordable. He was immediately transferred back to the catheter laboratory. Echocardiography revealed tamponade. He started to lose consciousness and became restless. In addition, he had pectus excavatum. The …

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