Acute pericarditis with a symptomatic pericardial effusion complicating pregnancy. A case report.

Title

Acute pericarditis with a symptomatic pericardial effusion complicating pregnancy. A case report.

Creator

Hagley M T; Shaub T F

Publisher

The Journal of reproductive medicine

Date

1993
1993-10

Description

A 30-year-old, white woman, gravida 4, para 2, abortus 1, was hospitalized at 21 weeks' gestation because of a symptomatic pericardial effusion. Extensive evaluation including pericardial biopsy failed to reveal a specific cause. Treatment with pericardiotomy and intrapericardial hydrocortisone was followed by relief of symptoms. The remainder of the pregnancy was uneventful. Idiopathic pericardial effusion in pregnancy is a rare problem, and the proper approach to evaluation and treatment is not known. We present an approach that resulted in a favorable outcome.

Subject

Adult; Female; Humans; Pregnancy; Acute Disease; *Pregnancy Complications; Pericardial Effusion/*etiology/therapy; Pericarditis/*complications/therapy; Pregnancy Trimester; Second; Cardiovascular/therapy

Rights

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Pages

813–814

Issue

10

Volume

38

Citation

Hagley M T; Shaub T F, “Acute pericarditis with a symptomatic pericardial effusion complicating pregnancy. A case report.,” NEOMED Bibliography Database, accessed June 25, 2021, https://neomed.omeka.net/items/show/5452.

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