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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Pulsus paradoxus can indicate severe airway obstruction (Clark, Lieh-Lai, Thomas, Raghavan, & Sarnaik, 2004) or other life-threatening conditions such as hypovolemia, cardiac tamponade, or tension pneumothorax.
Acute cardiac tamponade is characterized by Beck triad, which includes increased jugular venous pressure, hypotension and diminished heart sounds.
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The patient progressed rapidly to the point of cardiac tamponade, presumably as a result of these combined factors.
Postoperative cardiac tamponade in the modern surgical era.
Purulent pericarditis with associated cardiac tamponade caused by a Streptococcus pneumoniae strain highly resistant to penicillin, cefotaxime, and ceftriaxone.
Cardiac tamponade caused by central venous catheter perforation of the heart: a preventable complication.
This is the first case report of cardiac metastases from Merkel cell carcinoma causing cardiac tamponade or complete heart block.
Cardiac tamponade may occur, usually a result of combined pericardial effusion and fibrous thickening of the parietal pericardium (54).
Major complications of excimer laser assisted lead extraction system are cardiac tamponade, tricuspid laceration, pneumothorax, subclavian vein laceration with massive hemothorax, and transient blood pressure drop prompting surgical exploration (7,8).
1-5) It has also been reported following blunt trauma presenting as cardiac tamponade.
There have also been reports, including fatalities, of cardiac tamponade, cerebral edema, increased intracranial pressure, papilledema, and GI perforation.