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Doctor insights on: Does Cardiac Tamponade Cause Cardiogenic Shock

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Can planting a permenant pacemaker cause cardiac tamponade?

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

Dr. William Walsh
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Shock (Definition)

A condition in which a person cannot circulate enough blood (carrying oxygen and nutrients) to the vital organs in the body. If shock persists, various parts of the body will stop working, and the person will die. Causes of shock include injuries, excessive bleeding, heart failure, infections, chemical imbalances, ...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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Distant and weak pulse with headaches and full deep seperate breaths. Been for almost 8 months and feels like it's getting worse everyday. 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 everyday. 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

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What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock?

What is the difference between cardiac arrest and cardiogenic shock?

Function: Cardiac arrest means the heart has stopped working electrically. Cardiogenic shock means the heart muscle has stopped working ...Read more

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Define? Accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Define? Accute anteroseptal myocardial infarction, atherosclerotic obstructive coronary artery disease, pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, hypokalemia

Here are some...: A 400-letter space is impossible to address many indicated subjects as questioned here. Why not type in the terms as keywords to search online? Thereby you surely gain a lot of pertinent information to feed your appetite of knowledge. Or you may just ask your doc who should be able to answer your questions to the point much easier. ...Read more

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What's a cause of cardiogenic shock?

What's a cause of cardiogenic shock?

Low cardiac output: Cardiogenic shock occurs because of a low output state causing significant low blood pressure. The decrease in cardiac output results from congestive heart failure and or an abrupt insult the cardiac muscle resulting in less cardiac function and this less output. The management involves mess lie, dobutamine, as well as BP raising rx such as Dopamine or levophed (norepinephrine). Balloon pump insertion may help. ...Read more

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What causes cardiogenic shock?

Many causes: Heart attack, acute myocarditis and stress induced cardiomyopathy can all cause weakness of heart pump and cardiogenic shock. Acute valve problems or dysruption of heart muscle can happen with heart attacks and infection of the heart (endocarditis) and cause cardiogenic shock. Severe heart rhythm problems can also cause ineffective heart pump function and cardiogenic shock. ...Read more

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Cardiogenic shock -what do doctors do to stabilize the situation?

Cardiogenic shock -what do doctors do to stabilize the situation?

Medication, IABP: A variety of IV medications may be used temporarily to improve pumping function of the heart and improve blood pressure. A balloon pump inserted into the aorta through the femoral artery in the groin helps unload the heart and improve blood flow to the tissues. A pacemaker may help if heart beat is too slow. All this is helpful only if the condition is reversible/ treatable. ...Read more

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Can you explain the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock?

Can you explain the pathophysiology of cardiogenic shock?

SEE below: Cardiogenic shock is a syndrome in which the heart is unable to adequately pump blood to the major organs of the body usually as result of significant damage to the heart (commonly as aresult of a heart attack).Blood pressure is very low, skin is very cool or cold, urine output is low and frequently kidney failure occurs. Other signs include anxiety, rapid pulse, decreased mental status. ...Read more

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What is the difference between CHF and cardiogenic shock?

What is the difference between CHF and cardiogenic shock?

Cardiogenic shock: Shock is a very severe circulatory impairment where the body isn't getting the cardiac output it needs to function. Cardiogenic shock is when the heart is the cause of the shock. CHF is a less severe heart dysfunction characterized by fluid retention in the lungs and sometimes peripheral tissues. Cardiogenic shock can be the end stage of chf. ...Read more

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Is there some differences between shock cardiogenic, shock hipovolemic, and shock septic?

Yes: Shock essentialy is very low BP and no urine output. And usually unconciousness
this could be due to weakness of heart muscle (cardiogenic), severe dehydration and low intravascular volume (hypovolemic) or severe infection (septic). ...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. Stephen Scholand
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Cardiac (Definition)

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