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How can pericarditis lead to a cardiac tamponade?

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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fluid build up

The irritated pericardial lining weeps fluid which builds up in the tight space until the pressure impinges on the hearts ability to pump.

In brief: Fluid build up

The irritated pericardial lining weeps fluid which builds up in the tight space until the pressure impinges on the hearts ability to pump.
Dr. Mark Stern
Dr. Mark Stern
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