Cardiac Tamponade

Christopher Appleton, Linda Gillam, Konstantinos Koulogiannis

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Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is caused by an abnormal increase in fluid accumulation in the pericardial sac, which, by raising intracardiac pressures, impedes normal cardiac filling and reduces cardiac output, sometimes dramatically so. This article outlines the pathophysiology, clinical features, and treatment of this important clinical condition highlighting the important role played by echocardiography in diagnosis and management.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-537
Number of pages13
JournalCardiology Clinics
Volume35
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017

Keywords

  • Cardiac compression
  • Cardiac tamponade
  • Echo-Doppler findings
  • Pericardial effusion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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    Appleton, C., Gillam, L., & Koulogiannis, K. (2017). Cardiac Tamponade. Cardiology Clinics, 35(4), 525-537. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ccl.2017.07.006