Journal of Medical Cases, ISSN 1923-4155 print, 1923-4163 online, Open Access
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Volume 11, Number 4, April 2020, pages 86-89

A Rare Case of Pericardial Decompression Syndrome in a Filipino Female Patient With Suspected Malignant Pericardial Effusion


Figure 1.
Figure 1. Transthoracic 2D-echo showing massive pericardial effusion (measuring 15 × 20 × 18 mm) with a “swinging heart”. 2D-echo: two-dimensional echocardiography.
Figure 2.
Figure 2. Post-pericardiostomy transthoracic 2D-echo (apical 4C view) showing minimal pericardial effusion but with a dilated left ventricular cavity with multi-segmental wall hypokinesia.
Figure 3.
Figure 3. Transthoracic 2D-echo (apical 4C view) done after 3 days showing re-accumulation of pericardial effusion but with marked improvement in left ventricular function.