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How does a collapsed windpipe, lung cause death?
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Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Surgery - Thoracic
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In brief: By compression
If a tension pneumothorax develops, cardiopulmonary collapse may develop.

In brief: By compression
If a tension pneumothorax develops, cardiopulmonary collapse may develop.
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
Dr. Mario Matos-Cruz
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Dr. Loki Skylizard
Surgery - Thoracic
In brief: Tension
If the collapsed lung (pneumothorax) creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of heart.
This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This is called tension pneumothorax. This is rapidly fatal.

In brief: Tension
If the collapsed lung (pneumothorax) creates enough pressure, it can compress the right side of heart.
This decreases the blood return to the heart. Without adequate blood return, your heart does not have enough blood to pump out to your body. This is called tension pneumothorax. This is rapidly fatal.
Dr. Loki Skylizard
Dr. Loki Skylizard
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