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.

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Survival in case of penetrating cardiac injuries may vary from the size of the injury, conscious first aid, the duration until the take of the patient to the emergency service, the first resuscitation, operation requirement and existence of cardiac tamponade.