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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 57-59

Unusual presentation of an unusual complication after rescue angioplasty for acute myocardial infarction

1 Department of Cardiology, Max Super Speciality Hospital, Vaishali, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Narinder Mohan Hospital and Heart Centre, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
3 Department of Cardiology, Dharamshila Narayana Hospital, Delhi, India

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Dr. Samir Kubba
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcs.jpcs_2_19

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Hemorrhagic pericarditis and pericardial tamponade occurring in the setting of acute myocardial infarction (MI) are very uncommon. Even rare is its presentation as acute liver failure. We describe a patient who presented with acute liver failure postangioplasty and stenting of left anterior descending and right coronary artery in the setting of a large transmural anterior wall MI. Acute liver failure in this case was attributable to a hemorrhagic pericardial effusion and tamponade. It completely resolved following pericardiocentesis. This unusual presentation of an unusual complication and its management is discussed.

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