Pericardial effusion: Lateral radiograph of the chest demonstrating the pericardial fat (yellow line) and epicardial fat (red line) with opaque density separating them, indicating pericardial effusion. See oreo cookie for comparison.
Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade: Pathogenesis and Clinical Findings
Pericardial Effusion and Tamponade: Pathogenesis and Clinical Findings | Calgary Guide
Pericardial effusion. 14 year old Dachshund presented lethargic anorexic with laboured breathing. No femoral pulses palpable. Heart not audible in the right on the left no murmer but tachycardiac and very dull heart sounds. Blood pressure couldnt be read. Confirmed on ultrasound. Suspect right atrial harmangiosarcoma as the underlying cause. #vet #veterinarian #dogsofinstagram #pericardialeffusion #haemangiosarcoma
Pericardiocentesis should be performed emergently on patients with signs and symptoms of cardiac tamponade regardless of coagulopathy. Pericardial tamponade occurs when fluid builds in the pericardial sac causing collapse of the right ventricle. Relative contraindications include coagulopathy, previous thoracoabdominal surgery, pacemakers, prosthetic heart valves and inability to visualize the effusion with ultrasound.
Wikipedia.org/ Pericardial Effusion-- ("fluid around the heart") is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Fluid accumulation leads to an increased intrapericardial pressure which can negatively affect heart function. A pericardial effusion with enough pressure to adversely affect heart function is called cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion usually results from a disturbed equilibrium between the production and re-absorption
A pericardial biopsy was performed which showed nonspecific fibrinopurulent pericarditis, with no evidence of malignancy. Cytology on the pericardial fluid showed only inflammatory cells.
Geriatric golden retriever presenting for collapse (vintage Case 1960s). . . . #vetschool #veterinarylife #veterinarymedicine #veterinarian #veterinary #veterinaryradiology #veterinaryoncology #veterinaryradiologist #xray #radiography #radiograph #radiologist #radiology #radiologylife #angiography #conray #iohexol #contraststudy #cardiology #cardiacangiography. . . . Confirmed right atrial #hemangiosarcoma with pericardial effusion. Mass occludes most of the lumen of the right atrium.