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Cardiac Tamponade

Cardiac tamponade: the compression of the cardiac cavities due to exerted pressure on the heart, by increasing the volume and pressure of pericardial fluid. ‚óŹ as the fluid builds up, the pressure affects compliance created and it is sent transmurally to the cardiac wall, consequently increasing the interventricular pressure. This leads to decreased ventricular filling […]


March 22, 2015, Pericardium
Pericarditis – causes, diagnosis, treatment

The heart is located in the center of the chest and it is surrounded by an external tunic called pericardium. This coat has two layers, one that perfectly surrounds the muscle of the heart and a flexible layer surrounding the first layer of the pericardium. Inflammation of the pericardium tissue is a potentially serious condition […]


October 31, 2014, Pericardium