In this article, we will discuss the Clinical Features of Cardiac Tamponade. So, let’s get started.
- Progressive dyspnea, tachypnea
- Fullness, tightness of chest
- Altered sensorium, confusion, dizziness, vertigo, syncope
- Chest pain
- Tachycardia, low blood pressure with low pulse rate
- Elevated JVP with prominent ‘x’ descent and absent ‘y’ descent
- Kussmaul sign (paradoxical rise in JVP during inspiration) is less common.
- Pulsus paradoxus
- An increased area of dullness over the anterior chest on percussion
- Feeble heart sounds
- Congestive hepatomegaly
- Dry lung fields on auscultation
- Occasional Pericardial knock