When rhythm correction turns risky: rare right-sided haemorrhagic pleural effusion post MAZE procedure
  • Yasaman Navari
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, USA
  • Justine Chinnappan
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, USA
  • Thair Dawood
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, USA
  • Huda Marcus
    Department of Internal Medicine, Michigan State University at Hurley Medical Center, Flint, USA

Keywords

Haemothorax, MAZE procedure, pleural effusion

Abstract

The maze procedure for atrial fibrillation carries risks, including pleural effusion. We report a case of a 54-year-old woman with right-sided pleural effusion post maze surgery, presenting with dyspnoea. Despite treatment, complications arose, including atrial flutter. Prompt recognition and multidisciplinary management led to a favourable outcome. This case underscores the importance of vigilance for rare post-operative complications and highlights the need for collaborative care in optimising patient outcomes following cardiac surgeries. Further research is warranted to refine management strategies for such occurrences.

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    Published: 2024-06-27
    Issue: 2024: Vol 11 No 7 (view)


    How to cite:
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    Navari Y, Chinnappan J, Dawood T, Marcus H. When rhythm correction turns risky: rare right-sided haemorrhagic pleural effusion post MAZE procedure. EJCRIM 2024;11 doi:10.12890/2024_004647.

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