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.
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.

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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?

Impossible to tell. Can't figure this out on line. Need to see your surgeon about possibilities and potential studies. Read more...
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...

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...
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...

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...

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...
Yes. If the wire puntures the heart, blood fills the sac surrounding the heart and tamponade can result. This is a known risk of the procedure and occurs ~1:500 times. Read more...

In what way is cardiac tamponade cholesistisis spread?

Cardiac tamponade. Cardiac tamponade and cholecystitis are two diffrent kinds of problems effect two different organs. There is no such thing like spread for these diseases. Your question is not clear. Read more...
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...

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...