Transient left ventricular dysfunction after therapeutic pericardiocentesis - Takotsubo cardiomyopathy or pericardial decompression syndrome

Submitted: March 1, 2022
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Published: April 1, 2022
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We present a case of reversible left ventricular (LV) dysfunction with characteristic stress or "Takotsubo" cardiomyopathy (SCM) after therapeutic pericardiocentesis in a patient with tubercular pericardial effusion. SCM following pericardiocentesis is uncommon, as opposed to the well-defined entity, pericardial decompression syndrome (PDS). PDS is defined as a paradoxical deterioration of hemodynamics and development of severe biventricular dysfunction, cardiogenic shock, and pulmonary edema after uneventful, often large volume pericardiocentesis in patients of pericardial effusion. 



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Bhutani, Jaikrit, Aditya Batra, Ashu Gupta, Anshul Gupta, and Kunal Mahajan. 2022. “Transient Left Ventricular Dysfunction After Therapeutic Pericardiocentesis - Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy or Pericardial Decompression Syndrome”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 92 (4).