Link To And Excerpt From “EMCrit Wee – Is it Tamponade with Jacob Avila”


In this post, I link to and excerpt from  EMCrit Wee – Is it Tamponade with Jacob Avila
August 17, 2020 by Scott Weingart, MD FCCM.

All that follows is from the above outstanding podcast and show notes.

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

Alerhand-Is it Tamponade?

Now on to the Wee…


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