Tamponade

Etiology

  • Infection
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  • Malignancy
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  • Coagulopathy: particularly in the setting of acute pericarditis
  • Trauma
  • Ruptured Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm (see [[Sinus of Valsalva Aneurysm]]): rupture can rarely occur into pericardial space

References

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