Organized intrapericardial haematoma: A rare cause of heart failure after 2 years of trauma

Mohammed A.R. Chamsi-Pasha, Ashraf M. Anwar, Youssef F.M. Nosir, Aref Ajam, Walid Abukhudair, Abdullah Ashmeg, Hassan Chamsi-Pasha

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Abstract

Intrapericardial organized haematoma secondary to blunt chest trauma is an extremely rare cause of constrictive pericarditis. We report a 30-year-old male who presented with heart failure for 12 months and was found to have an organized intrapericardial haematoma secondary to blunt chest trauma in a road traffic accident 2 years prior. The use of multiple imaging modalities including two-dimensional (transthoracic and transoesophageal) echocardiogram and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging established the diagnosis. Surgical excision of the haematoma and removal of the constricting pericardium relieved his symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E1
JournalEuropean Journal of Echocardiography
Volume12
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2011

Keywords

  • Cardiac failure
  • Constrictive pericarditis
  • Pericardial haematoma
  • Trauma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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