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J R Army Med Corps. 2013 Jun;159(2):126-8. doi: 10.1136/jramc-2013-000061.

A massive occult pericardial effusion in an athletic young male.

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Medical Officer, 40 Commando Royal Marines, Taunton, UK.

Abstract

We present a case of a 27-year-old Royal Marine with a massive pericardial effusion, presenting with minimal clinical findings, suggesting that high levels of physical fitness may effectively mask the normal symptoms of this potentially life-threatening condition.

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Sports Medicine

PMID:
23720597
DOI:
10.1136/jramc-2013-000061
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