Tamponade

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Tamponade

 

a method of restraining hemorrhage, permitting the drainage of fluid, or isolating infected areas from healthy tissues during surgery by plugging a wound or body cavity with a gauze tampon, an omentum, or muscles.

Cardiac tamponade is a state of pathological compression of the heart generally resulting from an accumulation of blood in the pericardial cavity owing to a wound. The condition is treated by means of surgery.