[Echocardiographic diagnosis of hematoma compressing the right atrium in post-operative heart surgery]. Academic Article uri icon

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  • This is a report of a patient presenting with a hematoma compressing the right atrium in the immediate post-operative period and the diagnosis by echocardiography allowed prompt surgical treatment with reversibility of the hemodynamic failure. Echocardiography is an important tool in the diagnosis of post-operative complications and transesophageal echocardiography can be very helpful in this setting, where technically difficult transthoracic exams are the rule.


  • Barbosa, MM
  • Reis, Gilmar
  • Oliveira, EC
  • Lima, WM
  • Oliveira, HG

publication date

  • April 1993