Heart

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    Abstract

    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
    Pages389-399
    Number of pages11
    ISBN (Print)0387344705, 9780387344706
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Medicine(all)

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    Slater, M. S. (2007). Heart. In Acute Care Surgery: Principles and Practice (pp. 389-399). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-69012-4_25