Malignant pericardial effusion presenting as a wheeze- case report

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Abstract

Slow growing pericardial effusion is detected less commonly than acute pericardial tamponade. However, it is equally life threatening if it is more than 250 to 300 ml and can contribute to a similar picture of a fix cardiac output obstructive shock. We would like to report a case of malignant pericardial effusion that was detected in the ICU when the patient presented to the hospital with shortness of breath and generalized wheezes suggestive of respiratory failure from chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD).

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