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Cardiac Tamponade: Diagnosis and Treatment

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Abstract

Cardiac tamponade is a pathologic restraint of cardiac filling due to increased pericardial pressure, caused by the excess of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Typical characteristics of tamponade are: equalisation of left and right ventricular filling pressure, restricted diastolic filling of both ventricles and decreased cardiac output with development of shock.

Keywords

Pericardial Effusion Cardiac Tamponade Constrictive Pericarditis Pericardial Fluid Purulent Pericarditis 
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© Springer-Verlag Italia 1997

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  • G. Voga

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