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hi doctors, was just wondering what is cardiac tamponade and what causes it?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Tamponade: Read this: http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cardiac_tamponade.
Answered on Jan 14, 2014

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