Pericardial Effusion in Adults Undergoing Surgical Repair of Atrial Septal Defect

Am J Cardiol. 1997 Jun 15;79(12):1706-8. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9149(97)00231-2.

Abstract

The incidence of pericardial effusion and tamponade postatrial septal defect repair in adult patients are 16 and 1.5%, respectively. Small, medium, and large effusions progressed equally, and echocardiographic study on days 7, 14, and 28 best detects potentially significant effusion.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Cardiac Tamponade / etiology
  • Echocardiography
  • Female
  • Heart Septal Defects, Atrial / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Pericardial Effusion / diagnostic imaging
  • Pericardial Effusion / etiology*
  • Postoperative Complications* / diagnostic imaging
  • Prospective Studies
  • Time Factors