Cardiac tamponade is a medical emergency, the diagnosis of which is predominantly clinical with supportive echocardiographic findings. Echocardiographic findings highly suggestive of cardiac tamponade include chamber collapse, inferior vena cava (IVC) plethora, and respiratory volume/flow variations. The right-sided cardiac chambers are a low-pressure system and are the first to show signs of collapse with high specificity for tamponade. We report the case of a 35-year-old woman who demonstrated left ventricular (LV) diastolic collapse on echocardiogram following a tricuspid valve replacement. Although left-sided chamber collapse with tamponade has been reported with localized pericardial effusions postoperatively, our patient had a large circumferential pericardial effusion. Selective chamber compression can be a presenting sign of postoperative tamponade after cardiac surgery. Our case highlights the importance of recognizing atypical forms of cardiac tamponade to help in early identification and emergent management in such patients.