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

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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Dr. Russell Merritt
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Cardiac Tamponade (Definition)

Cardiac tamponade is a condition in which a person has too much fluid in the sac that surrounds his 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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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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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?

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

Dr. Luis Villaplana
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Shortness Of Breath (Definition)

Breathlessness is the sensation of not being able to catch one's breath. It may be seen in asthma, heart failure, ...Read more


Dr. James Krick
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Cardiac (Definition)

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