• Users Online: 110
  • Print this page
  • Email this page
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 78-80

Pericardial Effusion Secondary to Dressler's Syndrome Leading to Intractable Ventricular Tachycardia: Pericardio (Centesis) - Cardioversion of an Electrical Tamponade

Department of Cardiology, Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Pankaj Jariwala
Department of Cardiology, Yashoda Hospitals, Somajiguda, Raj Bhavan Road, Hyderabad - 500 082, Telangana
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_12_20

Rights and Permissions

Post infarction pericarditis, Dressler's syndrome is a well-recognized condition, but its incidence has decreased in the present interventional era due to early reperfusion strategy. We encountered an unusual association of large pericardial effusion secondary to Dressler's syndrome and intractable ventricular tachycardia that reverted upon pericardiocentesis. We coined a term “electrical tamponade” to describe an electrical storm or high-grade ventricular arrhythmias secondary to pericardial effusion.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded32    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal