A rare cause of cardiac tamponade

Acta Cardiol. 2012 Dec;67(6):719-21. doi: 10.1080/ac.67.6.2184676.


Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening condition which must be quickly diagnosed and treated. This medical urgency can have several possible causes. We report the case of a 59-year-old patient presenting with a cardiac tamponade caused by extramedullary haematopoiesis due to myelofibrosis.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Biopsy
  • Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis
  • Cardiac Tamponade / etiology*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Diagnostic Imaging / methods*
  • Hematopoiesis, Extramedullary*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Myocardium / pathology*
  • Primary Myelofibrosis / blood
  • Primary Myelofibrosis / complications*
  • Primary Myelofibrosis / diagnosis