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SVC obstruction and cardiac tamponade
  1. Yew Kuan Leong1,
  2. Hock Sui Ong2
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Heart Center, Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia
  2. 2Department of Diagnostic Imaging, Sarawak General Hospital, Sarawak, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Yew Kuan Leong, Heart Center, Sarawak General Hospital, 94300 Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, Malaysia; yewkuanleong{at}

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A 53-year-old male subject with a history of coronary artery bypass grafting 9 years ago, was investigated for exertional dyspnoea and tiredness. The first echocardiography was done under suboptimal window, showing normal left ventricular ejection fraction and mild pericardial effusion (PE) with the largest collection 1.2 cm posteriorly. After being discharged home for one day, he was readmitted with …

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