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Mesh term Cardiac Tamponade

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Heart Diseases

Description

Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION) or blood (HEMOPERICARDIUM) in the PERICARDIUM surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and CARDIAC OUTPUT can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse.



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jenkins-FCD Prod-130 96200611f8481f0aa4f84230b11dd74d063847a3