Treatment of Cardiac Tamponade

Authors: Michael Ragosta III, MD
Credit/contact hours: .5
Estimated time to complete: 30 minutes
Publication Date: March 14, 2019
Expiration date: March 14, 2022

$25.00

Description:

In patients with a diagnosis of pericardial effusion, especially when accompanied by symptoms or signs of cardiac tamponade, a number of therapeutic interventions are possible. These include emergency stabilization with hydration, avoidance of vasodilators, and potentially pressors. Pericardiocentesis, surgical pericardial windowing, or percutaneous balloon pericardiotomy are potential therapies.

Note: This course is eligible for ACPE credit.

You Will Learn

  • To distinguish early emergency therapy for cardiac tamponade from more definitive therapies
  • To describe the techniques for pericardiocentesis in the cardiac catheterization laboratory
  • To summarize surgical therapies for cardiac tamponade and/or recurrent pericardial effusions
  • To review the analysis of fluid removed during treatment of pericardial effusions

Method and medium:

Learners participate in the interactive learning modules by correctly answering multiple choice questions dispersed throughout. Learners will be prompted to try again, if a question is answered incorrectly.The course will open in a new tab – to exit the course, simply close the tab.

$25.00