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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

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


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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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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?

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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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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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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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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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 are the tests for tamponade?

EKG AND 2D ECHO: As above. It is a clinical diagnosis proven by these tests. ...Read more

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What are pericardial tamponade, myocardial contusion, flail chest?

What are pericardial tamponade, myocardial contusion, flail chest?

See below: Pericardial tamponade is a serious emergency problem of fluid or blood collection in the sac around the heart, causing heart dysfunction. Myocardial contusion is a potentially serious condition of direct trauma and bruising of the heart muscle. Flail chest is a serious problem of multiple rib fractures in several locations on one side of the chest resulting in the lung to not expand correctly. ...Read more

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How dangerous is a small pericardial effusion caused by pericarditis & how likely is that it will turn into tamponade & will ibuprofen help treat it?

How dangerous is a small pericardial effusion caused by pericarditis & how likely is that it will turn into tamponade & will ibuprofen help treat it?

Not dangerous.: It is highly unlikely that an effusion from pericarditis will progress to tamponade because it is developing slowly. Non steroidal anti-inflammatory agents like ibuprofen are frequently helpful in treatment. Symptoms like shortness of breath, dizziness or fainting should raise concern for progression and emergent reevaluation. ...Read more

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Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Drug-coated cardiac stents safety?

Watch your platelets: You need two anti platelet drugs to protect from the stents getting thrombosis with blood clots. The length of time required keeps getting shorter and shorter. A thrombosed stent is a heart attack. ...Read more

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What should be done next in a pt of congestive cardiac failure grade 3/4 with ejection fractions less than 25%? Which drugs helps d most?

What should be done next in a pt of congestive cardiac failure grade 3/4 with ejection fractions less than 25%? Which drugs helps d most?

CHF: The cause of the low ef needs to be worked out. If ecm, then we use a combination of beta blocker, ace inhibitor, and often other drugs like spironolactone. We use diuretics to help with fluid overload if needed. These drugs need to be tilt rated and monitored. ...Read more

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What sedation is used for gastroscopy. Worried about the cardiac affects and also how it will make me feel? I don't like feeling like I'm on drugs.

What sedation is used for gastroscopy. Worried about the cardiac affects and also how it will make me feel? I don't like feeling like I'm on drugs.

IV Sedation: Can be done by a register nurse with training in IV sedation. They use mostly versed and fentanyl iv. Also can be done by an anesthesia care provider (nurse anesthetist or anesthesiologist). They most probably will use Propofol iv. Safe drug when use by anesthesia personnel. Both ways you will go to sleep and won't remember the procedure. Very common procedure in usa. Minimal cardiac effect. ...Read more

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What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

What is the best drug for cardiac asthma?

Various: Cardiac asthma means increased fluid tension in your lungs from a cardiac source is making you short of breath. This may be from a heart that is thickened or stiff (diastolic dysfunction), a heart that is enlarged or weakened (systolic dysfunction), or a valve that is not functioning properly. The treatment is different depending on the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How can antidysrhthmic drugs changes the shape of various phases of the cardiac action potential?

How can antidysrhthmic drugs changes the shape of various phases of the cardiac action potential?

Drugs: Antiarrhythmic drugs alter the flow rate of various chemicals across the membranes of the electrically active cells of the heart. Depending on what is going on in what phase, the rate of change of that phase will be altered and thus change the overall appearance of the action potential. ...Read more

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What is the name of the cardiac stress test drug?

What is the name of the cardiac stress test drug?

Cardiac stress test: There are various drugs we use during cardiac stress testing with imaging. For routine treadmill or bicycle exercise stress testing without imaging, no drugs are used. When we do perfusion imaging we use thallium 201 or sestamibi for the imaging. We do use adenosine and other agents to facilitate the myocardial perfusion imaging especially if exercise isn't done. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Cardiac (Definition)

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