Tamponade

What is Tamponade?

Tamponade is the closure or blockage (as of a wound or body cavity) by or as if by a tampon, especially to stop bleeding. Tamponade is a useful method of stopping a hemorrhage. This can be achieved by applying an absorbent dressing directly into a wound, thereby absorbing excess blood and creating a blockage, or by applying direct pressure with a hand or a tourniquet.

There can, however, be disastrous consequences when tamponade occurs as a result of health problems, as in the case of cardiac tamponade. In this situation, fluid collects between the heart muscle and the pericardium. The pressure within the pericardium prevents the heart from expanding fully and filling the ventricles, with the result that a significantly reduced amount of blood circulates within the body. If left unchecked, this condition will result in death.

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Hi..my father aged 72yrs has been on HTN medicines since last 15+ yrs. However, last monday his BP went on the lower side (100/70) and on admission...

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Everything is due to pericardial effusion (and tamponade)....

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i have had retina detachment in the eye 4 weeks back. did retina vitrectomy.
3 weeks later the surgery doctor told me that the healing is...

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It is a common problem no need to worry.

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My sister had a torn retina which was repaired by a buckle and a nitrous oxide bubble. What is the average time that this bubble could disappear....

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It takes 2-6 weeks to get absorbed completely.

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