hemopericardium


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hemopericardium

[¦hē·mō‚per·ə′kärd·ē·əm]
(medicine)
The presence of blood or bloody effusion in the pericardial sac.
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A small amount of fetal hemopericardium was observed immediately after the intervention and spontaneously absorbed within 24 h.
When type A IMH is complicated with aortic dissection, the incidence of hemopericardium increases (6).
Pericardial irritation due to hemopericardium can also occur in patients with perforation of a pacemaker lead or in postsurgical patients.
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The incidence of spontaneous hemopericardium due to rivaroxaban is unknown, likely due to its rarity as only few cases have been documented so far [5-7].
These include heart contusion, hemopericardium, pneumothorax, hemothorax, lung contusions, and intra-abdominal injuries, including liver and spleen lacerations [3,4].
Focused assessment with sonography for trauma (FAST) did not show hemopericardium or intra-abdominal fluid, normal hemoglobin, and leukocytes.
The most important reasons for having syncope in patients with AAD are aortic rupture, acute hemopericardium leading to cardiac tamponade, and acute neurological complications, and the in-hospital mortality of patients with this complaint is high (23).
After sternotomy and pericardectomy hemopericardium found suggestive of leakage of blood subacute free wall rupture near apex which was sealed by it and apical clot was still present in cavity.
However this procedure has several life threatening complications like hemopericardium, cardiac tamponade, clot formation, and cardiac rupture [2, 3].
The most specific finding on imaging suggestive of blunt cardiac trauma is pericardial effusion of varying density which is the CT equivalent of hemopericardium. CT has a reported sensitivity of 100% and a specificity of greater than 96% [1] in the diagnosis of hemopericardium.