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Distant and weak pulse with headaches and full deep seperate breaths. Been for almost 8 months and feels like it's getting worse every day. Feels like cardiac tamponade symptoms. Got s nuclear stress and a holter ekg?

Distant and weak pulse with headaches and full deep seperate breaths. Been for almost 8 months and feels like it's getting worse every day. Feels like cardiac tamponade symptoms. Got s nuclear stress and a holter ekg?

Need eval: Given the nonspecific symptoms, differential diagnosis is wide. It appears you're concerned enough that tamponade is crossing your mind! As 8 months have passed, I suspect less acute conditions unless there has been recent progression or change. I strongly recommend physical exam and initial work up might be needed. ...Read more

Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Electrocardiogram (Definition)

Electrocardiogram (ecg, ekg) is a print-out of the electrical forces detected by electrodes on the chest wall, as electricity travels through the heart with each heart beat. The electrodes are placed in different positions, and each position "sees" the electrical activity of the heart from its own vantage point. Abnormalities in signal detected at chest surface ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Cardiac tamponade?

What is the definition or description of: Cardiac tamponade?

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. ...Read more

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In what way is cardiac tamponade cholesistisis spread?

In what way is cardiac tamponade cholesistisis spread?

Confused: Cardiac tamponade is a condition in which the non-elastic pericardial sac surrounding the heart fills with fluid which interferes with cardiac filling. Cholecystitis is acute inflammation of the gall bladder. The 2 conditions are unrelated and neither one "spreads". I'm sorry, I'm not sure what you're asking. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of cardiac tamponade?

What are the presenting symptoms of cardiac tamponade?

Tamponade Symptoms: Cardiac tamponade is caused by fluid or blood collecting aroung the heart constricting the heart and not allowing it to fill correctly resulting in low blood pressure. Symptoms usually include shortness of breath, weakness, coming close to passing out, or passing out. Chest pain is not uncommon due to irritation of the lining of the heart. It gets better sitting up and worse lying down. ...Read more

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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes cardiac tamponade?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes cardiac tamponade?

Cardiac tamponade: Read this:

http://www.Nlm. Nih. Gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000194. Htm.

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cardiac tamponade cholesistisis?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is cardiac tamponade cholesistisis?

Two diagnoses: Two different diagnoses. Cardiac tamponade occurs when fluid build up around the heart causes problems with the heart filling, which can be a life threatening condition. Cholecystitis is inflammation of the gallbladder. ...Read more

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How can pericarditis lead to a cardiac tamponade?

Fluid accumulation: Serous or bloody fluid accumulates in response to the irritation -itis!
It only takes a small amount to fill the pericardial sac and compress the heart-tamponade. ...Read more

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Can planting a permenant pacemaker cause cardiac tamponade?

Yes: If a pacemaker lead perforated the right atrial or ventricular wall.... If suspected echocardiogram should be ordered immediately. ...Read more

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Can you tell me why cardiac tamponade is fatal unless treated immediately. Would a pneumopericardium be the same efect?

Can you tell me why cardiac tamponade is fatal unless treated immediately. Would a pneumopericardium be the same efect?

Tamponade: Tamponade results in cardiac compression that impedes cardiac filling and causes severely decreasing cardiac output. Pneumopericardium usually doesn't cause tamponade that seriously. ...Read more

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How long do you have to get fluid drained when you go into cardiac tamponade? I have mod-lg peri effusion inferior to lv & rv. Dr. wants to watch.

How long do you have to get fluid drained when you go into cardiac tamponade? I have mod-lg peri effusion inferior to lv & rv. Dr. wants to watch.

Effusion: Many pericardial effusions are chronic. Tamponade is unusual with a chronic effusion. The acuity of tamponade depends on the cause and rate of accumulation. ...Read more

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Why do people with cardiac tamponade get very short of breath?

Compresses heart: The fluid around the heart compresses the heart so that it cannot fill properly. Therefore, the output of blood decreases so that less blood is pumped to the lungs and less to the resto fo the body. Thre is just not enough space ofr the heart to function normally and that will make you short of breath. Also, whatever caused the effusion may also affect the lungs, such as lung cancer. ...Read more

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What is cardiac tamponade?

What is cardiac tamponade?

Tamponade: Cardiac tamponade relates to impaired diastolic filling as a consequence of pericardial-ventricular pressure interactions wherein increasing pericardial pressures due to pericardial effusion exert a negative effect on ventricular filling resulting a drop in cardiac output and bp. Discordant effects between the right and left ventricular diastolic filling during inspiration (pulsus paradoxus). ...Read more

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What is and what causes cardiac tamponade?

What is and what causes cardiac tamponade?

Fluid around heart: The pericardium is a "skin" surrounding the heart. It is usually empty, though can fill with fluid -from heart failure, autoimmune dz, cancer or infection- or blood from trauma. When the fluid builds up enough pressure to prevent the heart from expanding to fill with blood, tamponade results. This is life-threatening and requires immediate drainage to prevent cardiovascular collapse. ...Read more

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How common is a serous complication such as a DVT/PE, cardiac tamponade or death from an EP study for evaluation of NSVT??

How common is a serous complication such as a DVT/PE, cardiac tamponade or death from an EP study for evaluation of NSVT??

Do you drive?: Nothing is 100% safe, however, EP studies are safe, probably safer than driving a car. You may visit this site for more information.
https://www.ucsfhealth.org/education/electrophysiology_study_and_catheter_ablation/index.html ...Read more

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40 y/o male. Dull ache with pressure pain in upper chest 8 weeks after cardiac tamponade surgery after atrial lead replacement. What is this pain?

40 y/o male.  Dull ache with pressure pain in upper chest 8 weeks after cardiac tamponade surgery after atrial lead replacement.  What is this pain?

Cause unclear: Why did you have cardiac tamponade? What was done to relive it? (drain, window, or stripping?) why did you get a pacemaker? Where is the pulse generator? Is the pain worse with deep breath or cough? Is the area of pain tender to touch? Do you have fever? Do you have an underlying collagen vascular disease that lead to tamponade? So many questions. You should follow up with your doctor and surgeon. ...Read more

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40 y/o male. Dull ache with pressure pain in upper chest 8 weeks after cardiac tamponade surgery after atrial lead replacement. What is this pain?

40 y/o male.  Dull ache with pressure pain in upper chest 8 weeks after cardiac tamponade surgery after atrial lead replacement.  What is this pain?

Multiple: You have a pacemaker in your upper chest wall. The surgery for treating a cardiac tamponade is generally a limited thoracotomy, but can still cause chest wall discomfort. You should talk to your surgeon if you have any concerns. ...Read more

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What are the differences between a ECG (ekg) strip recorder and a cardiac monitor?

What are the differences between a ECG (ekg) strip recorder and a cardiac monitor?

Not much: In general, they all assess the electrical activity of the heart. They differ in the number of leads they have and in the circumstances one would use them. The higher the number of leads the better the assessment of the electrical system and clues to the anatomy of the heart. ...Read more

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Chestpressure at random moments (hr remains steady), also rest ECG and excersize ECG are perfect? 22 yo male. Still, possible to have cardiac Problem?

Chestpressure at random moments (hr remains steady), also rest ECG and excersize ECG are perfect? 22 yo male. Still, possible to have cardiac Problem?

Chest discomfort: It is not enough to rely on studies done so far if symptoms are ongoing ;though atypical for angina one needs to know the cause given myriad differential diagnoses so consult with physician. ...Read more

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Can having an ECG rule out sudden cardiac death?

ECG : An ECG is just a test. If it is normal you likely aren't dead just then. It doesn't preclude the possibility of future sudden cardiac death. ...Read more

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Petrified of sudden cardiac arrest had 5 ecgs this week ?

Petrified of sudden cardiac arrest had 5 ecgs this week
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OCD?: Hi. I think you know you're obsessing. The risk of a 24-year-old woman having sudden cardiac arrest, in the absence of a very nasty gene or two, is essentially zero. I think you should seek psychiatric help. You're wasting limited medical resources that could be really helping people. Good luck! ...Read more

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Had multiple ecgs and event recorder would it have picked up any abnormality that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest I suffer severe aniexty?

Had multiple ecgs and event recorder would it have picked up any abnormality that can lead to sudden cardiac arrest I suffer severe aniexty?

Absolutely yes: There's always an outside chance they missed something but it's small. Prolonged QT would have been seen & there would have been electrical evidence of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Other possibilities would have been picked up along the way (see other answer). Anxiety prompts epinephrine burst & throws you into scary sustained tachycardia only feeding the panic. Vicious cycle but no flatlining. ...Read more

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22yo male. Random chestpressure, lasting 10/20 seconds. Ecg rest and excersize Both good. What are possible cardiac problems that could still Apply?

22yo male. Random chestpressure, lasting 10/20 seconds. Ecg rest and excersize Both good. What are possible cardiac problems that could still Apply?

Could get: Echo to be sure that anatomy is normal and there is nothing structurally wrong that is not a rythm problem that would show up on holter or EKG. ...Read more

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Severe cardiac anxiety. Woke up w/ 5 second squeezing pain center of chest @ breastline. No other symptoms. Cannot reproduce. Ecg and holter ok in oct?

Severe cardiac anxiety. Woke up w/ 5 second squeezing pain center of chest @ breastline. No other symptoms. Cannot reproduce. Ecg and holter ok in oct?

Any risk factors?: Do you have any risk factors for heart disease?. Your age is against it. Do you have... High bp, diabetes, high cholesterol or obesity? Unless you have one or more of these conditions and you smoke, there is no chance for your to have heart disease(coronary heart disease). Give us report on these risk factors, then we can guide you to the next steps to get you out of this anxiety. ...Read more

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I m 29.my ecg shows incomplete rbbb with qrs complex 108ms.other than no abnormality found hr was 84 regular.I do my cardiac enzymes all were normal?

I m 29.my ecg shows incomplete rbbb with qrs complex 108ms.other than no abnormality found hr was 84 regular.I do my cardiac enzymes all were normal?

No symps, normal var: At ur age, if u have never had symptoms/probs w/ ur heart & if ur family has been free of heart dz, I wouldn't worry too much about the EKG. The QRS complex is 100 ms, it's not enuf to worry about. The incomplete RBBB is seen in a lot of young people, especially if thin or athletic. A resting HR of 84 bpm is a little high for an athlete but in normal range 4 adul ...Read more

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For Cardiac Patients, will you recommend a portable handheld ECG EKG monitor, And is one single channel enough or should get 3 channel Rhythm leads? Thank You.

For Cardiac Patients, will you recommend a portable handheld ECG EKG monitor, And is one single channel enough or should get 3 channel Rhythm leads? Thank You.

No, I do not: Continuous self-monitoring of a heart rhythm is not helpful for any heart condition and is likely to be harmful by way of causing anxiety about the rhythm. For certain severe and unfixable arrhythmias, a pacemaker or implanted defibrillator would be recommended by a cardiologist, but a patient should never be monitoring his or her own ECG strip. ...Read more

Dr. Russell Merritt
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Cardiac Tamponade (Definition)

A condition in which a person has too much fluid in the sac that surrounds their heart. As the sac gets tighter and full of liquid, the heart has less room to expand, so the heart contains less and less blood to pump out, thus causing inadequate ...Read more


Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cardiac (Definition)

Cardiac translates literally to "heart, " and any place the term is seen, such ...Read more