Which testing is performed in the evaluation of cardiac tamponade?

Updated: Nov 28, 2018
  • Author: Chakri Yarlagadda, MD, FACC, FSCAI, FASNC, CCDS; Chief Editor: Terrence X O'Brien, MD, MS, FACC  more...
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Echocardiography, for example, can be used to visualize ventricular and atrial compression abnormalities as blood cycles through the heart, while lab studies can demonstrate signs of myocardial infarction, cardiac trauma, and infectious disease.


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