Cardiac tamponade due to coronary artery erosion

Silvana Marasco, Mark Fitzgerald, Marco Larobina, Donald Esmore

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This report describes two patients with cardiac tamponade secondary to bleeding from a coronary artery, which had been eroded by a foreign body. In one patient the foreign body had been ingested and in the other patient, the cause was iatrogenic. This report highlights varied and unusual causes of cardiac tamponade.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-224
Number of pages2
JournalHeart Surgery Forum
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2005
Externally publishedYes

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