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Delayed cardiac tamponade after open heart surgery - is supplemental CT imaging reasonable?

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urn:nbn:de:bvb:355-epub-287724
Floerchinger, Bernhard ; Camboni, Daniele ; Schopka, Simon ; Kolat, Philipp ; Hilker, Michael ; Schmid, Christof
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Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is a severe complication after open heart surgery. Diagnostic imaging is challenging in postoperative patients, especially if tamponade develops with subacute symptoms. Hypothesizing that delayed tamponade after open heart surgery is not sufficiently detected by transthoracic echocardiography, in this study CT scans were used as standard reference and were compared with ...

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