Flashcards in Cardiac Tamponade Deck (6):
What results from cardiac tamponade?
It prevents the heart from fully filling and emptying which is life threatening
What form of shock occurs in cardiac tamponade when the heart is unable to fully fill and empty?
Can pericarditis cause cardiac tamponade?
What are the manifestations of cardiac tamponade?
Decreased arterial pressure (BP)
Temporary tachycardia (compensatory)
What is the treatment for cardiac tamponade?