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what is the definition or description of: cardiac tamponade?

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Dr. Elden Rand
20 years experience Cardiology
Cardiac Tamponade: Cardiac tamponade is the condition of fluid accumulation in the pericardium causing compression of the heart, impairing normal heart function/blood pressure. Cardiac tamponade is a medical emergency and needs to be treated, either with pericardiocentesis or with a pericardial window.
Answered on May 13, 2017

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