Cardiac Tamponade: Epidemiology, Causes and Management


Cameron L. Pittman (Editor)

Series: Cardiology Research and Clinical Developments
BISAC: MED010000

Cardiac tamponade is a life threatening pericardial disease which is characterized by an obstruction of inflow of blood to the ventricles leading to a decrease of cardiac output as a result of the pressure around the heart caused by accumulation of fluid within the pericardial space in a sufficient quantity. In this book, the key elements of the anatomy and physiology of the pericardium are reviewed, and the pathophysiology, etiology, clinical features, diagnosis and management of cardiac tamponade are discussed. Regional blood flow and metabolic derangements reported in experimental models are reviewed as well. Other chapters examine the epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches of malignant pericardial effusion and a discussion of mood alteration (in particular, acute dysphoria) that is associated with cardiac tamponade, that which is widely mentioned in nursing and medical literature.
(Imprint: Nova Biomedical)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Cardiac Tamponade: Pathophysiology, Etiology, Clinical Features, Diagnosis, and Management
(Mukul Bhattarai, Bashar Amr, Alan Deckard, Mahendra K Nepal, Department of General Internal Medicine, Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, IL, USA, and others)

Cardiac Tamponade: Etiology, Hemodynamics, and Management
(Rina R. Shah, Simon K. Topalian, M. Rizwan Sardar, Cooper University Hospital, Camden, NJ, Department of Cardiology, Camden, NJ, USA)

Lactate Metabolism and Tissue Perfusion in Cardiac Tamponade: Lesson Learned from Experimental Models
(José Gorrasi, Departamento de Medicina Intensiva, Centro Asistencial Sindicato Médico del Uruguay (CASMU), Montevideo, Uruguay)

Malignant Pericardial Effusion: Current Diagnosis and Treatment
(Ranjit Kumar Chaudhary, Smith Giri, Ranjan Pathak, Sumit Dahal, Vijaya Raj Bhatt, Department of Medicine, Institute of Medicine,
Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu, Nepal, and others)

Acute Dysphoria – A Mood Alteration associated with Cardiac Tamponade
(Yuko Ikematsu, Janet A. Kloos, Department of Nursing, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan, and others)


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