Monday, 14 April 2014

Cardiac Tamponade

Review of cardiac tamponade
--etiology
.trauma in india
.neoplasm in west

--characteristic points
.pulsus paradoxus
.beck's triad
.kussmaul sign absent
.electrical alternans on ecg
.money bag/water bottle appearance on x ray
-RV diastolic collapse on echo

--treatment
.pericatdiocentesis thru sub xiphoid approach

--diuretics contraindicated

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