cardiac tamponade


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cardiac tamponade

[′kärd·ē‚ak ¦tam·pə¦nād]
(medicine)
Cardiac compression caused by an accumulation of fluid within the pericardium.
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Cardiac tamponade often has three signs, commonly known as Beck's triad.
These results are comparable with results of a case study done by Shah and colleagues, which showed that raised INR in postoperative follow up period is an early warning for late cardiac tamponade.
Since metallic foreign bodies can cause symptoms such as local breast pain, abscess, cardiac tamponade, granuloma or pneumothorax, they have clinical importance (1-2).
Coronary perforations and cardiac tamponade are lowincidence complications, but they remain intraprocedural events which every cardiologist fears.
Three months later, the patient had recurrent dyspnea and clinical signs of cardiac tamponade and a large pericardial effusion was found on echocardiography.
Ultrasonography plays an important role in these nonshockable cardiac arrest and shock scenarios since it allows physicians to rapidly exclude potentially reversible causes of cardiogenic shock, hypovolemia, cardiac tamponade, pneumothorax, and hemothorax.
Fatal cardiac tamponade associated with central venous catheter: a report of 2 cases diagnosed in autopsy.
Cardiac tamponade and para-aortic hematoma post elective surgical myocardial revascularization on a beating heart--a possible complication of the Lima-stitch and sequential venous anastomosis.
Myxedema and pericardial effusion with cardiac tamponade (a case report).
Improper positioning of CVC or misplacement with tip resting within the right atrium results in lethal right atrial perforation that can rapidly progress to cardiac tamponade and arrhythmias.
Heart auscultation was normal and there were no signs of cardiac tamponade.
The emergency physician then performed an emergent thoracotomy, which revealed cardiac tamponade due to a hemopericardium.