cardiac tamponade

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Noun1.cardiac tamponade - mechanical compression of the heart resulting from large amounts of fluid collecting in the pericardial space and limiting the heart's normal range of motion
tamponade, tamponage - blockage or closure (as of a wound or body cavity) by (or as if by) a tampon (especially to stop bleeding)
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Cardiac Tamponade Fluid accumulated in the pericardial sac or tightened pericardial sac impairs left * Constrictive ventricular relaxation (Khasnis & pericarditis Lokhandwala, 2002).
Fatal complications have been reported following sternal aspirations resulting in cardiac tamponade.
In the presence of a high CVP (26 mmHg) transoesophageal echocardiography (TOE) was performed to exclude cardiac tamponade.
patients with clinical cardiac tamponade who were found to have evidence
One year later, Kara died almost instantly from an undiagnosed heart condition called cardiac tamponade.
Hemodynamic Assessment for Restriction, Constriction, Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy and Cardiac Tamponade
3% of the patients had some form of postoperative complication such as arrhythmias, cardiac arrest, hemorrhage, valvular leak, cardiac tamponade, delirium, cerebral vascular accident, infection, and/or the inability to be weaned off the ventilator.
Mixed venous blood gases are superior to arterial blood gases in assessing acid-base status and oxygenation during acute cardiac tamponade in dogs.
The clinical presentation of tuberculous pericarditis is variable and includes acute pericarditis with or without effusion, cardiac tamponade, silent large pericardial effusion with a relapsing course, toxic symptoms with persistent fever, acute constrictive pericarditis, subacute constriction, or effusive-constrictive or chronic constrictive pericarditis.
Other reports describe cases of stent migration resulting in atrial septal perforation (4) and right atrial wall perforation with subsequent cardiac tamponade (5).