Cardiac tamponade - complications of cardiac surgery, Biology

Cardiac Tamponade 

Suspect cardiac tamponade if there is a sudden cessation of chest drainage during immediate post-operative period. The blood is getting collected in the pericardial space or mediastinurn, compressing the heart that decreases the diastolic filling and therefore cardiac output. It can also be due to clot blocking the chest tube preventing drainage. Treatment is opening of sternal suture line and manual removal of clotted material. The patient may be wheeled back to O.T.

Posted Date: 10/30/2012 9:02:46 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Cardiac tamponade - complications of cardiac surgery, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Cardiac tamponade - complications of cardiac surgery, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Cardiac tamponade - complications of cardiac surgery Discussions

Write discussion on Cardiac tamponade - complications of cardiac surgery
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Myocardial contractility is mostly dependent on the level of sympathetic nerve activity and is also increased by circulating catecholamines and inotropic drugs like dopamine and do

What is Cilia and Flagella? The surfaces of many eukaryotic cells bear cilia or flagella, built from specialized microtubules. Cilia are tiny brushlike hairs, and flagella are

Cell Interactions and Ooplasmic Determinants Microscopic observations of egg cytoplasm suggests that it is not homogenous in appearance. The observable variations in the cytop

WHAT ARE THE CHARACTERISTICS OF POPULATION IN ANIMAL

Q. Write the meaning of diabetes mellitus? The word "diabetes" is from the Greek word meaning "a siphon". Diabetes patients had polyuria (passing excessive urine) and "pass it

Use the genetic code table Assignment34 The codon GCA specifies which amino acid?

the concept that new varieties of organisms are still evolving is best supported by the.......?

Q. How much DNA is in a typical human cell? If DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) molecules in a single human cell were stretched out and laid end to end they will measure approximate

Explain Nutrient Cycling and their processes? Two major processes are common to all ecosystems: nutrient cycling and the flow of energy. These two functions are carried out by

Explain the Nutrient Deficiency Disorders? Protein Energy Malnutrition (PEM), iron deficiency anaemia (IDA) and vitamin A deficiency (VAD) are still the major public health pro