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Pericardial effusion and tamponade is the accumulation of fluid or blood in the pericardial sac. If blunt or penetrating trauma to the pericardium or heart, blood will accumulate rapidly and be life threatening. The larger the effusion, and the faster it develops, the more symptomatic the patient will be. We hope this infographic will be useful for your NCLEX review!
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Pericardiocentesis should be performed emergently on patients with signs and symptoms of cardiac tamponade regardless of coagulopathy. Pericardial tamponade occurs when fluid builds in the pericardial sac causing collapse of the right ventricle. Relative contraindications include coagulopathy, previous thoracoabdominal surgery, pacemakers, prosthetic heart valves and inability to visualize the effusion with ultrasound.
Pericardial Effusion – The Oreo Cookie Sign: Pericardial effusion: Lateral radiograph of the chest demonstrating the pericardial fat (yellow line) and epicardial fat (red line) with opaque density separating them, indicating pericardial effusion. See oreo cookie for comparison.
A pericardial effusion is an abnormal amount of fluid between the heart and the pericardium, the sac surrounding the heart. Pericardial effusions are associated with many different medical conditions. **Can lead to cardiac tamponade
Pericardial effusion - echo- The Swinging Heart
Pericardial Effusion, aka Fluid Around The Heart
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Pericardial effusions occur when fluid collects in the pericardial space (a normal pericardiac sac contains approximately 30-50 ml of fluid). CT makes the diagnosis extremely easy, but is usually obtained to try and clarify the cause of an effusion rather than to confirm the diagnosis. Pericardial effusions are a frequent incidental finding in unwell hospitalised patients. http://radiopaedia.org/articles/pericardial-effusion
Pericardial Effusion - The Oreo Cookie Sign
Wikipedia.org/ Pericardial Effusion-- ("fluid around the heart") is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Fluid accumulation leads to an increased intrapericardial pressure which can negatively affect heart function. A pericardial effusion with enough pressure to adversely affect heart function is called cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion usually results from a disturbed equilibrium between the production and re-absorption