Pericardial Tamponade and Other Cardiac Complications in POEMS Syndrome

Jacqueline Levene, Nathanial Murray, Sima Desai, Timothy F. Simpson, Chafic Karam, Rebecca Silbermann, Ahmad Masri

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Polyneuropathy, organomegaly, endocrinopathy, monoclonal gammopathy, and skin changes (POEMS) is a multiorgan syndrome with rare and heterogenous cardiac manifestations. We present the case of a man with pericardial effusion complicated by cardiac tamponade, new onset atrial fibrillation, and high-degree atrioventricular block leading to a diagnosis of POEMS syndrome. (Level of Difficulty: Advanced.)

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalJACC: Case Reports
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 2021


  • cardiomyopathy
  • pericardial effusion
  • tamponade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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