Cardiac tamponade is life-threatening, slow or rapid compression of the heart due to the pericardial accumulation of fluid, pus, blood, clots, or gas, as a result of effusion, trauma, or rupture of the heart. Ventricular free wall rupture is a catastrophic complication that occurs within 7 days, in 1-4% of patients with acute myocardial infarction. We present a case of an elderly female who presented clinically mimicking sudden onset of gastrointestinal problem was later found to have cardiac tamponade on autopsy.
|Number of pages||2|
|Journal||Journal of South India Medicolegal Association|
|Publication status||Published - 01-09-2013|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine