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August 1971

Uremic Cardiac Tamponade in Children

Author Affiliations

Haifa, Israel
From the departments of nephrology (Drs. Chaimovitz and Better), cardiology (Dr. Abinader), and pediatrics (Dr. Benderly), Rambam Government Hospital, Haifa, Israel.

Am J Dis Child. 1971;122(2):172-174. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1971.02110020106018

Two children had uremic pericardial tamponade complicating chronic renal failure. Prompt diagnosis and treatment by pericardiocentesis and intensive hemodialysis allowed recovery in both cases. Certain diagnostic problems of this condition in children are emphasized.