Cardiac tamponade

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Etiology

  • Malignancy
  • Hemopericardium, eg, aortic dissection, iatrogenic cardiac perforation
  • Uremia
  • Less common: infection (viral, bacterial, tuberculous), radiation, myxedema, Dressler’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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Etiology

  • Malignancy
  • Hemopericardium, eg, aortic dissection, iatrogenic cardiac perforation
  • Uremia
  • Less common: infection (viral, bacterial, tuberculous), radiation, myxedema, Dressler’s syndrome, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

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