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haemopericardium

haemopericardium

Introduction

  • hemopericardium is blood within the pericardial sac
  • death is generally more likely to be caused by the cause of the haemopericardium rather than by the effects of the haemopericardium although if it collects rapidly it may of itself cause death through cardiac tamponade and may present as persistent sinus tachycardia, dizziness, syncope / near syncope or sudden death.

Aetiology

traumatic

non-traumatic

haemopericardium.txt · Last modified: 2019/08/24 22:18 (external edit)