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CARDIAC TAMPONADE




Definition

Pressure exerted on the heart due to the presence of excess fluid in the pericardium (heart foils bounding neighboring organs).


Cause


Signs and symptoms

Patients present chest pain especially on its left, pains which improve when sitting or standing.
Beside pain, patients experience dizziness, drowsiness or confusion states. The extremities such as hands and feet may become cold and problems with breathing may occur.


Hygienic-dietary rules



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