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  • A 50 year old man with a background h/o of Hodgkin's disease for which he received radiation therapy, was admitted following a cardiac arrest. Recently, prior to present admission, he was in ICY for a month following a cardiac surgical procedure. The problem presented was difficulty in weaning. Findings included – poor respiratory complicance, pericardiostomy scar, anuric renal failure, tracheostomy, and pleural effusions evident on CT chest.