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Ultrasound signs of pericardial tamponade with my buddy, Jacob Avila. This episode is simulacasted with Core Ultrasound.
Right Atrial Collapse
greater than 1/3 of the cycle is probably the most specific
Right Ventricular Collapse
If the RV is collapsing when the mitral valve is open, then that is specific for tamponade
Lead pipe is specific, flat doesn’t rule it out (if pt is volume depleted, etc.)
Check Out my Prior Episode with Jacob
Steve Alerhand has written a great review article in AJEM
Now on to the Wee…