March 10, 2017
Today’s Essential Teaching Image: Cardiac Tamponade
Today’s teaching image and Rapid Review covers cardiac tamponade.
- Patient will be complaining of dyspnea and chest pain
- PE will show muffled heart sounds, JVD and hypotension (Beck’s triad), pulsus paradoxus
- ECG will show low voltage QRS, electrical alterans
- Echocardiography will show diastolic collapse of RV
- Treatment is pericardiocentesis
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