Speakers: Date: Topic
Andrew D. Schwartzman, MD and Joseph P. Kannam, MD
May 7, 2014
Clinical Pathologic Conference Hospitalist Rounds -- Cardiology Topic (Pericardial Effusion/ Cardiac Tamponade)
Responsibility for Content
The WebEx video, PowerPoint presentations, take-away points and article links were sent by the Medical Library and the CME Committee.
Diane E. Young, Information Specialist
Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1) The presence of a paradoxical pulse, defined as >12 mm Hg decrease in systolic pressure upon inspiration is the most helpful clinical test for cardiac tamponade.
2) Common findings to look for on the reports from a transthoracic echocardiogram that illustrate early signs of cardiac tamponade.
3) Etiology and treatment of pericardial effusion and tamponade and complications in both the community and tertiary care setting.