Cardiac tamponade is

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  • acute compression of the heart due to the accumulation of fluid within the pericardial cavity
  • blockage of an artery supplying the heart
  • death of a portion of the myocardium, usually caused by an occluded vessel interrupting blood flow
  • a general disease of the heart muscle

 

asked Jul 12, 2012 in Health Sciences by MedicalTerm ~Expert~ (3,354 points)
    

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acute compression of the heart due to the accumulation of fluid within the pericardial cavity

 

answered Jul 12, 2012 by MedicalTerm ~Expert~ (3,354 points)



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