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(Pulsus paradoxus)
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  • StatPearls [BOOK]
  • BOOKStatPearls Publishing: Treasure Island (FL)
  • Van Dam Matthew N. MN San Antonio Military Medical Center Fitzgerald Brian M. BM Brooke Army Medical Center
  • Pulsus paradoxus refers to an exaggerated fall in a patient’s blood pressure during inspiration by greater than 10 mm Hg. Pulsus paradoxus results from alterations in the mechanical forces imposed on...
  • Tamponade: Hemodynamic and Echocardiographic Diagnosis. [Review]
  • ChestChest 2018; 153(5):1266-1275
  • Kearns MJ, Walley KR
  • Cardiac tamponade is a medical emergency that can be readily reversed with timely recognition and appropriate intervention. The clinical diagnosis of cardiac tamponade requires synthesis of a constel...
  • Pericarditis. [Journal Article]
  • AFAust Fam Physician 2017; 46(11):810-814
  • Rahman A, Saraswat A
  • CONCLUSIONS: Characteristic clinical findings in pericarditis include pleuritic chest pain and pericardial friction rub on auscultation of the left lower sternal border. Electrocardiography may reveal diffuse PR-segment depressions and diffuse ST-segment elevations with upward concavity. The most common aetiologies of pericarditis are idiopathic and viral, and the most common treatment for these are nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs and colchicine. The complications of pericarditis include pericardial effusion, tamponade and myopericarditis. The presence of effusion, constriction or tamponade can be confirmed on echocardiography. Tamponade is potentially life-threatening and is diagnosed by the clinical findings of decreased blood pressure, elevated jugular venous pressure, muffled heart sounds on auscultation and pulsus paradoxus.
  • Cough induced syncope: A hint to cardiac tamponade diagnosis. [Journal Article]
  • WJWorld J Cardiol 2017 May 26; 9(5):466-469
  • Ramirez R, Lasam G
  • We report a case of a 75-year-old male with history of lung adenocarcinoma who presented with shortness of breath and frequent episodes of cough-induced syncope. A large pericardial effusion was foun...
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