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VOLUME 16 , ISSUE 4 ( October, 2012 ) > List of Articles


Unusual presentation of pericardial effusion

Suyash Kulkarni, Dilip Karnad

Keywords : Cardiac tamponade, cough syncope, pericardial effusion

Citation Information : Kulkarni S, Karnad D. Unusual presentation of pericardial effusion. Indian J Crit Care Med 2012; 16 (4):219-221.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.106507

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2012; The Author(s).


Cough syncope is classically described in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and it is quite rare to find a treatable condition for the same. However, it is extremely rare to have cough syncope due to pericardial effusion. We present a case of pericardial effusion who presented to the intensive care with cough syncope.

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