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Atrial fub

Amit Kathrotia, Mohan R Hindupur
BACKGROUND: Although pericardial effusion with afib is not rare, the combination of purulent pericardial effusion presenting as afib is not a common occurrence particularly in the developing world.The more common symptoms associated with purulent pericardial effusion are fever, dyspenia, and tachycardia. Without prompt recognition followed by antibiotics and surgical drainage, tamponade, and shock can potentially lead to death. CASE REPORT: A 59-year-old male was transferred to our hospital for evaluation of afib with rapid rate associated with cough and dyspenia...
2014: American Journal of Case Reports
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