Journal of Echocardiography

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 194–195 | Cite as

Left atrial and left ventricular collapse secondary to pericardial effusion

  • Julio César Sauza-Sosa
  • Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta
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Conflict of interest

JC Sauza-Sosa and N Espinola-Zavaleta declare that they have no conflicts of interest.

Human rights statements and informed consent

All procedures followed were in accordance with the ethical standards of the responsible committee on human experimentation (institutional and national) and with the Helsinki Declaration of 1964 and later revisions. Informed consent was obtained from all patients for being included in the study.

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© Japanese Society of Echocardiography 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  • Julio César Sauza-Sosa
    • 1
  • Nilda Espinola-Zavaleta
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Cardiology DepartmentThe American British Cowdray Medical CenterMexico CityMexico
  2. 2.Echocardiography DepartmentNational Institute of Cardiology “Ignacio Chávez”Mexico CityMexico

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