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An unusual case of cardiac tamponade: ruptured subaortic diverticulum.

TitleAn unusual case of cardiac tamponade: ruptured subaortic diverticulum.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsSalemi A, Lee B, Ivascu N, Webber G, Paul S
JournalJ Card Surg
Volume25
Issue3
Pagination349-50
Date Published2010 May
ISSN1540-8191
KeywordsAdult, Aortic Valve, Aortic Valve Insufficiency, Cardiac Tamponade, Diverticulum, Echocardiography, Heart Septum, Heart Valve Diseases, Humans, Male, Pericardial Effusion, Pericardium, Rupture
Abstract

Cardiac diverticula are rare congenital anomalies found as outpouchings from various chambers of the heart. We present a case of a diverticulum arising from the membranous septum with free rupture into the pericardial space and tamponade.

DOI10.1111/j.1540-8191.2010.01026.x
Alternate JournalJ Card Surg
PubMed ID20345853