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Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade: Pathogenesis

by Carlo Raj, MD
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    The lecture Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade: Pathogenesis by Carlo Raj, MD is from the course Pericardial Disease.


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    1. New onset holosystolic murmur
    2. Early cyanosis
    3. Cardiogenic shock
    4. Pericardial effusion
    5. Cardiac tamponade
    1. It must be a hemorrhagic effusion
    2. It may lead to cardiac tamponade
    3. It causes a diastolic dysfunction
    4. A pericardial sac can expand to contain over a liter of fluid before tamponade occurs
    5. It is defined as an increase in the amount of fluid in the pericardial sac of the heart
    1. It causes a systolic dysfunction
    2. It is a life-threatening medical emergency if untreated
    3. It causes a filling defect on both sides of the heart.
    4. Cardiac tamponade may occur with as little as 200 mL of fluid
    5. It is the end-stage of pericardial effusion
    1. Traumatic blood loss – Distributive
    2. Bacterial infection – distributive shock
    3. Heart pump failure – cardiogenic shock
    4. Dehydration – hypovolemic shock
    5. Bee sting – distributive shock

    Author of lecture Pericardial Effusion and Cardiac Tamponade: Pathogenesis

     Carlo Raj, MD

    Carlo Raj, MD


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