Cardiac tamponade in a postpartum woman with Lemierre's syndrome

A. S. McLean, Katren R Tyler

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A 23-year-old primigravida with Lemierre's syndrome developed pericardial tamponade secondary to mediastinal infection and anticoagulant therapy. Intrathoracic echocardiographic diagnosis during a period of cardiac arrest led to urgent pericardiocentesis and successful resuscitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)582-583
Number of pages2
JournalAnaesthesia and Intensive Care
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1998
Externally publishedYes


  • Complications: cardiac tamponade
  • Syndrome: Lemierre's

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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