Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Pericardial effusion

Morning report today was on pericardial effusions.

Here is a prior post on the causes of pericarditis
When thinking of pericardial effusions, the causes are all the same, as well as the addition of hypothyroidism.

We talked only briefly about cardiac tamponade, but here is a link to the JAMA rational clinical exam paper 'Does this patient have cardiac tamponade'

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