Pericardial Disorders and Cardiac Tumors

Chapter 11 Pericardial Disorders and Cardiac Tumors



Anthony H. Tobias, Elizabeth A. McNiel




PERICARDIAL EFFUSIONS






Diagnostic Procedures



Radiology









Echocardiography







• Cardiac tamponade leading to right ventricular diastolic collapse is characterized by inward motion of the right ventricular free wall (Figure 11-3, B). This may range from transient and localized concavity of the right ventricular free wall, to virtual complete right ventricular chamber obliteration throughout diastole.












Initial Patient Stabilization: Pericardiocentesis









• A small skin incision is made (Figure 11-6, A) and the catheter system is advanced towards the pericardium (Figure 11-6, B).

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