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tamponade

Line breaks: tam¦pon|ade
Pronunciation: /ˌtampəˈneɪd
 
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Definition of tamponade in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
1 (in full cardiac tamponade) Compression of the heart by an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac.
Example sentences
  • A doctor may confirm a diagnosis of cardiac tamponade by an ultrasound of the heart (echocardiogram).
  • Thirteen of the patients were initially asymptomatic, seven presented with atypical chest pain and seven were admitted to the hospital with overt cardiac tamponade.
  • Patients with chronic, large pericardial effusion may be asymptomatic but can develop cardiac tamponade precipitously.
2The surgical use of a plug of absorbent material.
Example sentences
  • Presence of retinal detachment makes the operative procedure more complex; these patients require some kind of tamponade at the end of surgery - either gas or silicone oil; and overall visual improvement is very guarded.
  • Acute management consists of resuscitation and control of bleeding by sclerotherapy or balloon tamponade
  • At the time of transfer, the patient was again febrile with a new posterior nares hemorrhage that required packing and tamponade.

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