Sudden death due to cardiac tamponade

Prateek Rastogi, Alok Atreya, Jenash Acharya

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-77
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of South India Medicolegal Association
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2013
Externally publishedYes

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Heart Rupture
Cardiac Tamponade
Sudden Death
Suppuration
Autopsy
Thrombosis
Gases
Myocardial Infarction
Wounds and Injuries
Pericardial Fluid

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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Rastogi, P., Atreya, A., & Acharya, J. (2013). Sudden death due to cardiac tamponade. Journal of South India Medicolegal Association, 5(2), 76-77.
Rastogi, Prateek ; Atreya, Alok ; Acharya, Jenash. / Sudden death due to cardiac tamponade. In: Journal of South India Medicolegal Association. 2013 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 76-77.
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In: Journal of South India Medicolegal Association, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.09.2013, p. 76-77.

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