Cardiac tamponade. Pathophysiology, diagnosis, and management.

Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is a clinical syndrome that results from an increased intrapericardial pressure and leads to impaired cardiocirculatory function. The spectrum of cardiac tamponade is relatively wide, ranging from an asymptomatic elevation of intrapericardial pressure recognized during objective evaluation, to extreme hemodynamic compromise in the form of… (More)

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