Cardiac tamponade in association with an atrial septal defect: echocardiographic Doppler and hemodynamic observations.

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Journal Article

We describe a case of cardiac tamponade in association with an atrial septal defect, in which pulsus paradoxus and respiratory variations in right and left ventricular filling were absent. Doppler echocardiography of the flow across the atrial septal defect showed bidirectional shunting, explaining the absence of pulsus paradoxus and respiratory variations in chamber filling.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Joffe, II; Douglas, PS

Published Date

  • November 1996

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 9 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 909 - 914

PubMed ID

  • 8943459

Pubmed Central ID

  • 8943459

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0894-7317

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0894-7317(96)90491-5

Language

  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States