Spontaneous hemopericardium leading to cardiac tamponade in a patient with essential thrombocythemia

Anand Deshmukh, Shanmuga P. Subbiah, Sakshi Malhotra, Pooja Deshmukh, Suman Pasupuleti, Syed M. Mohiuddin

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Abstract

Acute cardiac tamponade requires urgent diagnosis and treatment. Spontaneous hemopericardium leading to cardiac tamponade as an initial manifestation of essential thrombocythemia (ET) has never been reported in the literature. We report a case of a 72-year-old Caucasian female who presented with spontaneous hemopericardium and tamponade requiring emergent pericardiocentesis. The patient was subsequently diagnosed to have ET. ET is characterized by elevated platelet counts that can lead to thrombosis but paradoxically it can also lead to a bleeding diathesis. Physicians should be aware of this complication so that timely life-saving measures can be taken if this complication arises.

Original languageEnglish
Article number247814
JournalCardiology Research and Practice
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011

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Essential Thrombocythemia
Cardiac Tamponade
Pericardial Effusion
Pericardiocentesis
Disease Susceptibility
Platelet Count
Thrombosis
Hemorrhage
Physicians
Therapeutics

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Spontaneous hemopericardium leading to cardiac tamponade in a patient with essential thrombocythemia. / Deshmukh, Anand; Subbiah, Shanmuga P.; Malhotra, Sakshi; Deshmukh, Pooja; Pasupuleti, Suman; Mohiuddin, Syed M.

In: Cardiology Research and Practice, Vol. 1, No. 1, 247814, 2011.

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Deshmukh, Anand ; Subbiah, Shanmuga P. ; Malhotra, Sakshi ; Deshmukh, Pooja ; Pasupuleti, Suman ; Mohiuddin, Syed M. / Spontaneous hemopericardium leading to cardiac tamponade in a patient with essential thrombocythemia. In: Cardiology Research and Practice. 2011 ; Vol. 1, No. 1.
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