Matthew S. Slater

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    Seven days after undergoing a thoracotomy and repair of a cardiac laceration, a 22-year-old patient develops tachycardia, substernal chest pain (worse on inspiration) and fatigue. He is afebrile and hemodynamically stable. On auscultation, a pericardial friction rub is discovered. Electrocardiography demonstrates ST segment elevation throughout the pericardium. Helical computed tomography scan shows no evidence of a pulmonary embolism. Chest x-ray reveals expanded bilateral lungs and a normal cardiac silhouette. Which of the following would be the most appropriate management approach? (A) Administration of a nonsteroidal antiinflammatory agent (B) Pericardiocentesis (C) Reexploration (D) Insertion of a pulmonary artery catheter (E) Cardiac catheterization

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationAcute Care Surgery
    Subtitle of host publicationPrinciples and Practice
    PublisherSpringer New York
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)0387344705, 9780387344706
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)


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