Dr. John Chovan, PhD., DNP, RN, CNP, CNS
Cardiac, Pericardial Effusion, Tamponade, Pathophysiology
Medicine and Health Sciences | Nursing
Cardiac tamponade is a rare but life-threatening condition requiring emergent evacuation of the excess fluid around the heart. The leading cause of cardiac tamponade is iatrogenic complications. Pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and nursing considerations are further discussed within this poster.
Stauffer, Madison, "Cardiac Tamponade" (2018). Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Student Scholarship. 310.