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INTERESTING CASE REPORT
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
India
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DOI: 10.4103/jiae.jiae_12_20

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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.


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