Cardiac tamponade occurs when fluid [blood] builds up in the pericardial sac (the sac that surrounds the heart.) This fluid compresses the heart. Enough blood cannot be pumped in and out of the heart - this decreases the cardiac output, causing one million problems. This is a life-threatening condition. Signs & Symptoms -BP decreases, because you are hemorrhaging; CVP [pressure inside the heart] increases, because blood is squeezing the heart; heart sounds are distant and muffled [all th
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I remember this from nursing school! I loved diagrams like this.
walk-in shower - great way to keep air circulation and not worry about cleaning a glass door or washing curtains.