Acute cardiac tamponade secondary to congenital factor v deficiency

Scot C. Schultz, Jeffrey Breall, Robert Hanna

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Spontaneous cardiac tamponade secondary to a congenital coagulation defect has never been reported. We report a case of acute cardiac tamponade in a patient with a known factor V deficiency. This patient presented with classic signs of acute cardiac tamponade and an enlarged cardiac silhouette. After diagnostic two-dimensional echocardiography and treatment with fresh-frozen plasma, the patient underwent emergent pericardiocentesis followed by complete pericardiectomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)48-49
Number of pages2
JournalCardiology (Switzerland)
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Factor V deficiency
  • Pericardiectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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