Fever, edema, and shortness of breath: the Scrhödinger’s cat paradox displayed on pericardium

  • Elisa Gesu
  • Guido Gelpi
  • Stefania Piconi
  • Ilaria Righi
  • Maria Carmela Andrisani
  • Enrico Garanzini
  • Valentina Vespro
  • Giorgio Costantino
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.UOC Pronto Soccorso e Medicina d’Urgenza, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  2. 2.Dipartimento di Chirurgia Cardiovascolare, ASST Fatebenefratelli SaccoUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  3. 3.Dipartimento di Malattie Infettive, ASST Fatebenefratelli SaccoUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  4. 4.Dipartimento di Chirurgia Toracica e Trapianti di Polmone, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  5. 5.Dipartimento di Diagnostica per Immagini, UOC di Radiologia, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly
  6. 6.Dipartimento di Medicina Interna, Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda, Ospedale Maggiore PoliclinicoUniversità degli Studi di MilanoMilanItaly

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