Post–Cardiac surgery tamponade mimicking acute hepatitis: Report of two cases

Douglas K. Rex, David W. Rogers, Yousef Mohammed, Eric S. Williams

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Two patients developed cardiac tamponade from delayed hemorrhage into the pericardial sac following open heart surgery. The initial clinical manifestations of tamponade included nausea and dramatic elevations of serum aminotransferases, simulating acute hepatitis. To our knowledge, this presentation of cardiac tamponade has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-138
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Clinical Gastroenterology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 1992


  • Acute hepatitis
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Tamponade

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology

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