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1

What results from cardiac tamponade?

It prevents the heart from fully filling and emptying which is life threatening

2

What form of shock occurs in cardiac tamponade when the heart is unable to fully fill and empty?

Obstructive shock

3

Can pericarditis cause cardiac tamponade?

Yes

4

What are the manifestations of cardiac tamponade?

Decreased CO
Decreased arterial pressure (BP)
Temporary tachycardia (compensatory)

5

What is the treatment for cardiac tamponade?

STAT pericardiocentesis

6

What is cardiac tamponade?

The accumulation of anything in the pericardial space applying external pressure on the heart