29 December 2020 (Tuesday) - Cardiac Tamponade

I saw a diagnosis I’d not seen before… at the risk of appearing conceited, after thirty-nine years that don’t happen that often, but (as I might have said before) a day when you learn nothing is a day wasted.


Cardiac tamponade, also known as pericardial tamponade, is when fluid in the pericardium (the sac around the heart) builds up, resulting in compression of the heart. Onset may be rapid or gradual. Symptoms typically include...


Well, you can read the rest of this on Wikipedia by clicking here.

There are a lot of people who look down on Wikipedia. I won’t pretend it is the be-all and end-all, but *provided* you realise the limitations of the site, for a broad overview it is not too bad,.

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