Pressure, burning, or numbness in the chest.
Plastic tubes used for drainage of air or fluid from the pleural space. Their surgical insertion is called tube thoracostomy.
X-ray visualization of the chest and organs of the thoracic cavity. It is not restricted to visualization of the lungs.
The outer margins of the thorax containing SKIN, deep FASCIA; THORACIC VERTEBRAE; RIBS; STERNUM; and MUSCLES.
X-ray screening of large groups of persons for diseases of the lung and heart by means of radiography of the chest.
The upper part of the trunk between the NECK and the ABDOMEN. It contains the chief organs of the circulatory and respiratory systems. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A complication of multiple rib fractures, rib and sternum fractures, or thoracic surgery. A portion of the chest wall becomes isolated from the thoracic cage and exhibits paradoxical respiration.
General or unspecified injuries to the chest area.
Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.
A respiratory support system used to remove mucus and clear airway by oscillating pressure on the chest.
A developmental anomaly in which the lower sternum is posteriorly dislocated and concavely deformed, resulting in a funnel-shaped thorax.
Rhythmic compression of the heart by pressure applied manually over the sternum (closed heart massage) or directly to the heart through an opening in the chest wall (open heart massage). It is done to reinstate and maintain circulation. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Disorders affecting the organs of the thorax.
An accumulation of air or gas in the PLEURAL CAVITY, which may occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma or a pathological process. The gas may also be introduced deliberately during PNEUMOTHORAX, ARTIFICIAL.
A set of twelve curved bones which connect to the vertebral column posteriorly, and terminate anteriorly as costal cartilage. Together, they form a protective cage around the internal thoracic organs.
Surgical procedure involving the creation of an opening (stoma) into the chest cavity for drainage; used in the treatment of PLEURAL EFFUSION; PNEUMOTHORAX; HEMOTHORAX; and EMPYEMA.
Injuries caused by impact with a blunt object where there is no penetration of the skin.
Pathological processes involving any part of the LUNG.
Surgery performed on the thoracic organs, most commonly the lungs and the heart.
Hemorrhage within the pleural cavity.
A long, narrow, and flat bone commonly known as BREASTBONE occurring in the midsection of the anterior thoracic segment or chest region, which stabilizes the rib cage and serves as the point of origin for several muscles that move the arms, head, and neck.
The artificial substitution of heart and lung action as indicated for HEART ARREST resulting from electric shock, DROWNING, respiratory arrest, or other causes. The two major components of cardiopulmonary resuscitation are artificial ventilation (RESPIRATION, ARTIFICIAL) and closed-chest CARDIAC MASSAGE.
Either of the pair of organs occupying the cavity of the thorax that effect the aeration of the blood.
Recording of the moment-to-moment electromotive forces of the HEART as projected onto various sites on the body's surface, delineated as a scalar function of time. The recording is monitored by a tracing on slow moving chart paper or by observing it on a cardioscope, which is a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY.
Presence of fluid in the pleural cavity resulting from excessive transudation or exudation from the pleural surfaces. It is a sign of disease and not a diagnosis in itself.
Surgical incision into the chest wall.
The removal of fluids or discharges from the body, such as from a wound, sore, or cavity.
Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the bronchi.
A single lung lesion that is characterized by a small round mass of tissue, usually less than 1 cm in diameter, and can be detected by chest radiography. A solitary pulmonary nodule can be associated with neoplasm, tuberculosis, cyst, or other anomalies in the lung, the CHEST WALL, or the PLEURA.
Act of striking a part with short, sharp blows as an aid in diagnosing the condition beneath the sound obtained.
Endoscopic surgery of the pleural cavity performed with visualization via video transmission.
Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)
Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.
Facilities providing diagnostic, therapeutic, and palliative services for patients with severe chronic pain. These may be free-standing clinics or hospital-based and serve ambulatory or inpatient populations. The approach is usually multidisciplinary. These clinics are often referred to as "acute pain services". (From Br Med Bull 1991 Jul;47(3):762-85)
Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.
General or unspecified injuries to the heart.
Improvement in the quality of an x-ray image by use of an intensifying screen, tube, or filter and by optimum exposure techniques. Digital processing methods are often employed.
Hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of immediate medical or surgical care to the emergency patient.
Tumors or cancer of the LUNG.
The thin serous membrane enveloping the lungs (LUNG) and lining the THORACIC CAVITY. Pleura consist of two layers, the inner visceral pleura lying next to the pulmonary parenchyma and the outer parietal pleura. Between the two layers is the PLEURAL CAVITY which contains a thin film of liquid.
Absence of air in the entire or part of a lung, such as an incompletely inflated neonate lung or a collapsed adult lung. Pulmonary atelectasis can be caused by airway obstruction, lung compression, fibrotic contraction, or other factors.
Surgical removal of ribs, allowing the chest wall to move inward and collapse a diseased lung. (Dorland, 28th ed)
Difficult or labored breathing.
Expectoration or spitting of blood originating from any part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT, usually from hemorrhage in the lung parenchyma (PULMONARY ALVEOLI) and the BRONCHIAL ARTERIES.
Measurement of the various processes involved in the act of respiration: inspiration, expiration, oxygen and carbon dioxide exchange, lung volume and compliance, etc.
Suppurative inflammation of the pleural space.
Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.
A membrane in the midline of the THORAX of mammals. It separates the lungs between the STERNUM in front and the VERTEBRAL COLUMN behind. It also surrounds the HEART, TRACHEA, ESOPHAGUS, THYMUS, and LYMPH NODES.
A sudden, audible expulsion of air from the lungs through a partially closed glottis, preceded by inhalation. It is a protective response that serves to clear the trachea, bronchi, and/or lungs of irritants and secretions, or to prevent aspiration of foreign materials into the lungs.
Radiography of the vascular system of the heart muscle after injection of a contrast medium.
A diffuse parenchymal lung disease caused by inhalation of dust and by tissue reaction to their presence. These inorganic, organic, particulate, or vaporized matters usually are inhaled by workers in their occupational environment, leading to the various forms (ASBESTOSIS; BYSSINOSIS; and others). Similar air pollution can also have deleterious effects on the general population.
Pathological processes in the ESOPHAGUS.
MYCOBACTERIUM infections of the lung.
Endoscopic examination, therapy or surgery of the pleural cavity.
NECROSIS of the MYOCARDIUM caused by an obstruction of the blood supply to the heart (CORONARY CIRCULATION).
ANGINA PECTORIS or angina-like chest pain with a normal coronary arteriogram and positive EXERCISE TEST. The cause of the syndrome is unknown. While its recognition is of clinical importance, its prognosis is excellent. (Braunwald, Heart Disease, 4th ed, p1346; Jablonski Dictionary of Syndromes & Eponymic Diseases, 2d ed). It is different from METABOLIC SYNDROME X, a syndrome characterized by INSULIN RESISTANCE and HYPERINSULINEMIA, that has increased risk for cardiovascular disease.
Cessation of heart beat or MYOCARDIAL CONTRACTION. If it is treated within a few minutes, heart arrest can be reversed in most cases to normal cardiac rhythm and effective circulation.
In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.
Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.
Disease having a short and relatively severe course.
Act of listening for sounds within the body.
Collection of air and blood in the pleural cavity.
Computer systems or networks designed to provide radiographic interpretive information.
Death resulting from the presence of a disease in an individual, as shown by a single case report or a limited number of patients. This should be differentiated from DEATH, the physiological cessation of life and from MORTALITY, an epidemiological or statistical concept.
Multiple physical insults or injuries occurring simultaneously.
A rehabilitation therapy for removal of copious mucus secretion from the lung of patients with diseases such as CHRONIC BRONCHITIS; BRONCHIECTASIS; PULMONARY ABSCESS; or CYSTIC FIBROSIS. The patient's head is placed in a downward incline (so the TRACHEA is inferior to the affected area) for 15- to 20-minute sessions.
Infection of the lung often accompanied by inflammation.
The muscular membranous segment between the PHARYNX and the STOMACH in the UPPER GASTROINTESTINAL TRACT.
Inflammation of the PERICARDIUM from various origins, such as infection, neoplasm, autoimmune process, injuries, or drug-induced. Pericarditis usually leads to PERICARDIAL EFFUSION, or CONSTRICTIVE PERICARDITIS.
Paired but separate cavity within the THORACIC CAVITY. It consists of the space between the parietal and visceral PLEURA and normally contains a capillary layer of serous fluid that lubricates the pleural surfaces.
Penetrating wounds caused by a pointed object.
Measurement of the amount of air that the lungs may contain at various points in the respiratory cycle.
Controlled physical activity which is performed in order to allow assessment of physiological functions, particularly cardiovascular and pulmonary, but also aerobic capacity. Maximal (most intense) exercise is usually required but submaximal exercise is also used.
Disorders of the mediastinum, general or unspecified.
Incorrect diagnoses after clinical examination or technical diagnostic procedures.
Fluid accumulation within the PERICARDIUM. Serous effusions are associated with pericardial diseases. Hemopericardium is associated with trauma. Lipid-containing effusion (chylopericardium) results from leakage of THORACIC DUCT. Severe cases can lead to CARDIAC TAMPONADE.
The region of the thorax that includes the PLEURAL CAVITY and MEDIASTINUM.
Blocking of the PULMONARY ARTERY or one of its branches by an EMBOLUS.
Services specifically designed, staffed, and equipped for the emergency care of patients.
Radiography of the bronchial tree after injection of a contrast medium.
Making an incision in the STERNUM.
Unanticipated information discovered in the course of testing or medical care. Used in discussions of information that may have social or psychological consequences, such as when it is learned that a child's biological father is someone other than the putative father, or that a person tested for one disease or disorder has, or is at risk for, something else.
The volume of air that is exhaled by a maximal expiration following a maximal inspiration.
Persistent abnormal dilatation of the bronchi.
Material coughed up from the lungs and expectorated via the mouth. It contains MUCUS, cellular debris, and microorganisms. It may also contain blood or pus.
An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.
A diverse group of lung diseases that affect the lung parenchyma. They are characterized by an initial inflammation of PULMONARY ALVEOLI that extends to the interstitium and beyond leading to diffuse PULMONARY FIBROSIS. Interstitial lung diseases are classified by their etiology (known or unknown causes), and radiological-pathological features.
The presence of chyle in the thoracic cavity. (Dorland, 27th ed)
Spasm of the large- or medium-sized coronary arteries.
Wounds caused by objects penetrating the skin.
Any method of artificial breathing that employs mechanical or non-mechanical means to force the air into and out of the lungs. Artificial respiration or ventilation is used in individuals who have stopped breathing or have RESPIRATORY INSUFFICIENCY to increase their intake of oxygen (O2) and excretion of carbon dioxide (CO2).
The sorting out and classification of patients or casualties to determine priority of need and proper place of treatment.
A surgical specialty concerned with diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the heart, lungs, and esophagus. Two major types of thoracic surgery are classified as pulmonary and cardiovascular.
Care of patients with deficiencies and abnormalities associated with the cardiopulmonary system. It includes the therapeutic use of medical gases and their administrative apparatus, environmental control systems, humidification, aerosols, ventilatory support, bronchopulmonary drainage and exercise, respiratory rehabilitation, assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and maintenance of natural, artificial, and mechanical airways.
A form of pneumoconiosis caused by inhalation of asbestos fibers which elicit potent inflammatory responses in the parenchyma of the lung. The disease is characterized by interstitial fibrosis of the lung, varying from scattered sites to extensive scarring of the alveolar interstitium.
Accidents on streets, roads, and highways involving drivers, passengers, pedestrians, or vehicles. Traffic accidents refer to AUTOMOBILES (passenger cars, buses, and trucks), BICYCLING, and MOTORCYCLES but not OFF-ROAD MOTOR VEHICLES; RAILROADS nor snowmobiles.
Ultrasonic recording of the size, motion, and composition of the heart and surrounding tissues. The standard approach is transthoracic.
A disease characterized by chronic hemolytic anemia, episodic painful crises, and pathologic involvement of many organs. It is the clinical expression of homozygosity for hemoglobin S.
An episode of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA that generally lasts longer than a transient anginal episode that ultimately may lead to MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
The amount of radiation energy that is deposited in a unit mass of material, such as tissues of plants or animal. In RADIOTHERAPY, radiation dosage is expressed in gray units (Gy). In RADIOLOGIC HEALTH, the dosage is expressed by the product of absorbed dose (Gy) and quality factor (a function of linear energy transfer), and is called radiation dose equivalent in sievert units (Sv).
Cysts of one of the parts of the mediastinum: the superior part, containing the trachea, esophagus, thoracic duct and thymus organs; the inferior middle part, containing the pericardium; the inferior anterior part containing some lymph nodes; and the inferior posterior part, containing the thoracic duct and esophagus.
The production of adhesions between the parietal and visceral pleura. The procedure is used in the treatment of bronchopleural fistulas, malignant pleural effusions, and pneumothorax and often involves instillation of chemicals or other agents into the pleural space causing, in effect, a pleuritis that seals the air leak. (From Fishman, Pulmonary Diseases, 2d ed, p2233 & Dorland, 27th ed)
Tumors or cancer of the MEDIASTINUM.
Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.
Inanimate objects that become enclosed in the body.
A prediction of the probable outcome of a disease based on a individual's condition and the usual course of the disease as seen in similar situations.
Idiopathic painful nonsuppurative swellings of one or more costal cartilages, especially of the second rib. The anterior chest pain may mimic that of coronary artery disease. (Dorland, 27th ed.)
The removal of secretions, gas or fluid from hollow or tubular organs or cavities by means of a tube and a device that acts on negative pressure.
Presence of air or gas in the space between the heart and the PERICARDIUM. The degree of respiratory distress depends on the amount of trapped air and circulation blocked in the systemic and pulmonary veins.
Tumors or cancer of the BRONCHI.
Measurement of volume of air inhaled or exhaled by the lung.
An imbalance between myocardial functional requirements and the capacity of the CORONARY VESSELS to supply sufficient blood flow. It is a form of MYOCARDIAL ISCHEMIA (insufficient blood supply to the heart muscle) caused by a decreased capacity of the coronary vessels.
Boxes in which physicians kept their drugs and other medications, medical instruments and supplies, manuals, etc. As a carrying case or convenient storage receptacle, or a kind of portable pharmacy, the medicine chest was indispensable to the itinerant physician. The chest was usually larger and sturdier than a doctor's kit or bag.
A disorder of cardiac function caused by insufficient blood flow to the muscle tissue of the heart. The decreased blood flow may be due to narrowing of the coronary arteries (CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE), to obstruction by a thrombus (CORONARY THROMBOSIS), or less commonly, to diffuse narrowing of arterioles and other small vessels within the heart. Severe interruption of the blood supply to the myocardial tissue may result in necrosis of cardiac muscle (MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION).
Presence of air or gas in the subcutaneous tissues of the body.
Radiographic visualization of the body between the thorax and the pelvis, i.e., within the peritoneal cavity.
The volume of air contained in the lungs at the end of a maximal inspiration. It is the equivalent to each of the following sums: VITAL CAPACITY plus RESIDUAL VOLUME; INSPIRATORY CAPACITY plus FUNCTIONAL RESIDUAL CAPACITY; TIDAL VOLUME plus INSPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus functional residual capacity; or tidal volume plus inspiratory reserve volume plus EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME plus residual volume.
Presence of pus in a hollow organ or body cavity.
A number of small lung lesions characterized by small round masses of 2- to 3-mm in diameter. They are usually detected by chest CT scans (COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY, X-RAY). Such nodules can be associated with metastases of malignancies inside or outside the lung, benign granulomas, or other lesions.
The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.
One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It is a cardiac-specific protein that binds to TROPOMYOSIN. It is released from damaged or injured heart muscle cells (MYOCYTES, CARDIAC). Defects in the gene encoding troponin T result in FAMILIAL HYPERTROPHIC CARDIOMYOPATHY.
Measure of the maximum amount of air that can be expelled in a given number of seconds during a FORCED VITAL CAPACITY determination . It is usually given as FEV followed by a subscript indicating the number of seconds over which the measurement is made, although it is sometimes given as a percentage of forced vital capacity.
Diseases of the respiratory system in general or unspecified or for a specific respiratory disease not available.
The qualitative or quantitative estimation of the likelihood of adverse effects that may result from exposure to specified health hazards or from the absence of beneficial influences. (Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 1988)
Compression of the heart by accumulated fluid (PERICARDIAL EFFUSION) or blood (HEMOPERICARDIUM) in the PERICARDIUM surrounding the heart. The affected cardiac functions and CARDIAC OUTPUT can range from minimal to total hemodynamic collapse.
Systematic and thorough inspection of the patient for physical signs of disease or abnormality.
These include the muscles of the DIAPHRAGM and the INTERCOSTAL MUSCLES.
A characteristic symptom complex.
Sarcoidosis affecting predominantly the lungs, the site most frequently involved and most commonly causing morbidity and mortality in sarcoidosis. Pulmonary sarcoidosis is characterized by sharply circumscribed granulomas in the alveolar, bronchial, and vascular walls, composed of tightly packed cells derived from the mononuclear phagocyte system. The clinical symptoms when present are dyspnea upon exertion, nonproductive cough, and wheezing. (Cecil Textbook of Medicine, 19th ed, p431)
Removal and pathologic examination of specimens in the form of small pieces of tissue from the living body.
An idiopathic systemic inflammatory granulomatous disorder comprised of epithelioid and multinucleated giant cells with little necrosis. It usually invades the lungs with fibrosis and may also involve lymph nodes, skin, liver, spleen, eyes, phalangeal bones, and parotid glands.
Any hindrance to the passage of air into and out of the lungs.
Failure to adequately provide oxygen to cells of the body and to remove excess carbon dioxide from them. (Stedman, 25th ed)
Retrograde flow of gastric juice (GASTRIC ACID) and/or duodenal contents (BILE ACIDS; PANCREATIC JUICE) into the distal ESOPHAGUS, commonly due to incompetence of the LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER.
Computed tomography where there is continuous X-ray exposure to the patient while being transported in a spiral or helical pattern through the beam of irradiation. This provides improved three-dimensional contrast and spatial resolution compared to conventional computed tomography, where data is obtained and computed from individual sequential exposures.
A method of producing a high-quality scan by digitizing and subtracting the images produced by high- and low-energy x-rays.
Noises, normal and abnormal, heard on auscultation over any part of the RESPIRATORY TRACT.
Diagnostic procedures, such as laboratory tests and x-rays, routinely performed on all individuals or specified categories of individuals in a specified situation, e.g., patients being admitted to the hospital. These include routine tests administered to neonates.
Situations or conditions requiring immediate intervention to avoid serious adverse results.
Injuries resulting in hemorrhage, usually manifested in the skin.
A subspecialty of internal medicine concerned with the study of the RESPIRATORY SYSTEM. It is especially concerned with diagnosis and treatment of diseases and defects of the lungs and bronchial tree.
INFLAMMATION of PLEURA, the lining of the LUNG. When PARIETAL PLEURA is involved, there is pleuritic CHEST PAIN.
That portion of the body that lies between the THORAX and the PELVIS.
Precordial pain at rest, which may precede a MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION.
Solitary or multiple collections of PUS within the lung parenchyma as a result of infection by bacteria, protozoa, or other agents.
Pathological conditions involving the HEART including its structural and functional abnormalities.
The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).
Neoplasms of the thin serous membrane that envelopes the lungs and lines the thoracic cavity. Pleural neoplasms are exceedingly rare and are usually not diagnosed until they are advanced because in the early stages they produce no symptoms.
Measurement of the pressure or tension of liquids or gases with a manometer.
The musculofibrous partition that separates the THORACIC CAVITY from the ABDOMINAL CAVITY. Contraction of the diaphragm increases the volume of the thoracic cavity aiding INHALATION.
Inflammation of the large airways in the lung including any part of the BRONCHI, from the PRIMARY BRONCHI to the TERTIARY BRONCHI.
Diagnostic, therapeutic, and investigative procedures prescribed and performed by health professionals, the results of which do not justify the benefits or hazards and costs to the patient.
A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.
Enlargement of air spaces distal to the TERMINAL BRONCHIOLES where gas-exchange normally takes place. This is usually due to destruction of the alveolar wall. Pulmonary emphysema can be classified by the location and distribution of the lesions.
Studies in which subsets of a defined population are identified. These groups may or may not be exposed to factors hypothesized to influence the probability of the occurrence of a particular disease or other outcome. Cohorts are defined populations which, as a whole, are followed in an attempt to determine distinguishing subgroup characteristics.
Methods and procedures for the diagnosis of diseases or dysfunction of the cardiovascular system or its organs or demonstration of their physiological processes.
The act of breathing with the LUNGS, consisting of INHALATION, or the taking into the lungs of the ambient air, and of EXHALATION, or the expelling of the modified air which contains more CARBON DIOXIDE than the air taken in (Blakiston's Gould Medical Dictionary, 4th ed.). This does not include tissue respiration (= OXYGEN CONSUMPTION) or cell respiration (= CELL RESPIRATION).
Occurrence of heart arrest in an individual when there is no immediate access to medical personnel or equipment.
General or unspecified injuries involving organs in the abdominal cavity.
Application of computer programs designed to assist the physician in solving a diagnostic problem.
Excessive accumulation of extravascular fluid in the lung, an indication of a serious underlying disease or disorder. Pulmonary edema prevents efficient PULMONARY GAS EXCHANGE in the PULMONARY ALVEOLI, and can be life-threatening.
Asbestos. Fibrous incombustible mineral composed of magnesium and calcium silicates with or without other elements. It is relatively inert chemically and used in thermal insulation and fireproofing. Inhalation of dust causes asbestosis and later lung and gastrointestinal neoplasms.
An interstitial lung disease of unknown etiology, occurring between 21-80 years of age. It is characterized by a dramatic onset of a "pneumonia-like" illness with cough, fever, malaise, fatigue, and weight loss. Pathological features include prominent interstitial inflammation without collagen fibrosis, diffuse fibroblastic foci, and no microscopic honeycomb change. There is excessive proliferation of granulation tissue within small airways and alveolar ducts.
A procedure involving placement of a tube into the trachea through the mouth or nose in order to provide a patient with oxygen and anesthesia.
One of the three polypeptide chains that make up the TROPONIN complex. It inhibits F-actin-myosin interactions.
Procedures used to reconstruct, restore, or improve defective, damaged, or missing structures.
A potentially lethal cardiac arrhythmia that is characterized by uncoordinated extremely rapid firing of electrical impulses (400-600/min) in HEART VENTRICLES. Such asynchronous ventricular quivering or fibrillation prevents any effective cardiac output and results in unconsciousness (SYNCOPE). It is one of the major electrocardiographic patterns seen with CARDIAC ARREST.
A type of pain that is perceived in an area away from the site where the pain arises, such as facial pain caused by lesion of the VAGUS NERVE, or throat problem generating referred pain in the ear.
An infant during the first month after birth.
The act of BREATHING in.
Removal of an implanted therapeutic or prosthetic device.
Measurable and quantifiable biological parameters (e.g., specific enzyme concentration, specific hormone concentration, specific gene phenotype distribution in a population, presence of biological substances) which serve as indices for health- and physiology-related assessments, such as disease risk, psychiatric disorders, environmental exposure and its effects, disease diagnosis, metabolic processes, substance abuse, pregnancy, cell line development, epidemiologic studies, etc.
Difficulty in SWALLOWING which may result from neuromuscular disorder or mechanical obstruction. Dysphagia is classified into two distinct types: oropharyngeal dysphagia due to malfunction of the PHARYNX and UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; and esophageal dysphagia due to malfunction of the ESOPHAGUS.
A type of stress exerted uniformly in all directions. Its measure is the force exerted per unit area. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)
Methods of creating machines and devices.
The ventral rami of the thoracic nerves from segments T1 through T11. The intercostal nerves supply motor and sensory innervation to the thorax and abdomen. The skin and muscles supplied by a given pair are called, respectively, a dermatome and a myotome.
A form of pneumoconiosis resulting from inhalation of dust containing crystalline form of SILICON DIOXIDE, usually in the form of quartz. Amorphous silica is relatively nontoxic.
Therapeutic exercises aimed to deepen inspiration or expiration or even to alter the rate and rhythm of respiration.
A hypermotility disorder of the ESOPHAGUS that is characterized by spastic non-peristaltic responses to SWALLOWING; CHEST PAIN; and DYSPHAGIA.
The pectoralis major and pectoralis minor muscles that make up the upper and fore part of the chest in front of the AXILLA.
Disorders affecting the motor function of the UPPER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; LOWER ESOPHAGEAL SPHINCTER; the ESOPHAGUS body, or a combination of these parts. The failure of the sphincters to maintain a tonic pressure may result in gastric reflux of food and acid into the esophagus (GASTROESOPHAGEAL REFLUX). Other disorders include hypermotility (spastic disorders) and markedly increased amplitude in contraction (nutcracker esophagus).
Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.
Types of spiral computed tomography technology in which multiple slices of data are acquired simultaneously improving the resolution over single slice acquisition technology.
Heart sounds caused by vibrations resulting from the flow of blood through the heart. Heart murmurs can be examined by HEART AUSCULTATION, and analyzed by their intensity (6 grades), duration, timing (systolic, diastolic, or continuous), location, transmission, and quality (musical, vibratory, blowing, etc).
Diseases caused by factors involved in one's employment.
Pulmonary diseases caused by fungal infections, usually through hematogenous spread.
A transferase that catalyzes formation of PHOSPHOCREATINE from ATP + CREATINE. The reaction stores ATP energy as phosphocreatine. Three cytoplasmic ISOENZYMES have been identified in human tissues: the MM type from SKELETAL MUSCLE, the MB type from myocardial tissue and the BB type from nervous tissue as well as a mitochondrial isoenzyme. Macro-creatine kinase refers to creatine kinase complexed with other serum proteins.
Protrusion of abdominal structures into the THORAX as a result of congenital or traumatic defects in the respiratory DIAPHRAGM.
An opening or hole in the ESOPHAGUS that is caused by TRAUMA, injury, or pathological process.
The volume of air remaining in the LUNGS at the end of a normal, quiet expiration. It is the sum of the RESIDUAL VOLUME and the EXPIRATORY RESERVE VOLUME. Common abbreviation is FRC.
The return of a sign, symptom, or disease after a remission.
The hospital department responsible for the administration and provision of diagnostic and therapeutic services for the cardiac patient.
An autosomal recessive genetic disease of the EXOCRINE GLANDS. It is caused by mutations in the gene encoding the CYSTIC FIBROSIS TRANSMEMBRANE CONDUCTANCE REGULATOR expressed in several organs including the LUNG, the PANCREAS, the BILIARY SYSTEM, and the SWEAT GLANDS. Cystic fibrosis is characterized by epithelial secretory dysfunction associated with ductal obstruction resulting in AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION; chronic RESPIRATORY INFECTIONS; PANCREATIC INSUFFICIENCY; maldigestion; salt depletion; and HEAT PROSTRATION.
Presence of fluid in the PLEURAL CAVITY as a complication of malignant disease. Malignant pleural effusions often contain actual malignant cells.
A process in which normal lung tissues are progressively replaced by FIBROBLASTS and COLLAGEN causing an irreversible loss of the ability to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream via PULMONARY ALVEOLI. Patients show progressive DYSPNEA finally resulting in death.
Games in which players use a racquet to hit a ball or similar type object.
A chest X-ray might depict pleural effusion, pulmonary infiltration, or pericardial effusion. During medical doctor examination ... The pericardial fluid increases intra-pericardial pressure therefore preventing complete expansion of the atria and the ... Complications include pericarditis, pericardial effusion, pleuritis, pulmonary infiltration, and very rarely pericardial ... Cough, pleuritic or retrosternal chest pain, joint pain and decreased oxygen saturation can also be seen in some cases. Other ...
After surgery, many patients will have a chest drain to remove pericardial fluid. Hospital recovery takes several days, with ... Pericardial Constriction, and Pericardial Tamponade", Cardiology Secrets (Third Edition), Philadelphia: Mosby, pp. 341-347, ... Recovery from pericardial effusion treated with pericardiectomy is typically very good. However, its use for treating ... It is also used to treat recurring cases of pericardial effusion. Pericardiectomy should not be used if more minor procedures ...
Chest X-Ray - pericardial calcification (common but not specific), pleural effusions are common findings. Echocardiography - ... Cardiac MRI may find pericardial thickening and pericardial-myocardial adherence. Ventricular septum shift during breathing can ... The definitive treatment for constrictive pericarditis is pericardial stripping, which is a surgical procedure where the entire ... "Pericardial Disease: Diagnosis and Management". Mayo Clinic Proceedings. 85 (6): 572-593. doi:10.4065/mcp.2010.0046. PMC ...
Chest. 141 (suppl 2): 7S-47S. doi:10.1378/chest.1412S3. PMC 3278060. PMID 22315257. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09 ... 1991). "Misplaced caval filter and subsequent pericardial tamponade". Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 51 (2): 299-300. doi:10.1016/ ... doi:10.1378/chest.98.6.1510. PMID 2245696.. *^ Bach, JR; Zaneuski R; Lee H (1990). "Cardiac arrhythmias from a malpositioned ... Migration of Filter to Chest: Requires surgery.[29]. *Perforation of filter strut into small-bowel: Requires surgery to repair ...
Surgical techniques, using a tube or catheter to drain fluid from the peritoneum, chest, or the pericardium around the heart, ... Correcting the underlying cause such as a pneumothorax or pericardial tamponade, if present, may help. A FAST exam may help ... Major trauma sometimes is classified by body area; injuries affecting 40% are polytrauma, 30% head injuries, 20% chest trauma, ... In those with cardiac arrest due to trauma chest compressions are considered futile, but still recommended. ...
This places the heart in proximity to the chest wall for easier insertion of the needle into the pericardial sac. Anatomically ... The needle is inserted at an angle of 90 degrees to the chest. Some evidence suggests that this poses lower risk of vascular ... The needle is inserted at an angle between 30 and 45 degrees to the chest. Another location is through the 5th or 6th ... There may be a normal amount of pericardial fluid, but inflammation still causes compression of the heart. Removal of some of ...
After heart surgery, chest tubes are placed to drain blood. These chest tubes, however, are prone to clot formation. When a ... If fluid increases slowly the pericardial sac can expand to contain more than 2 liters; however, if the increase is rapid, as ... If the drainage volume drops off, and the blood pressure goes down, this can suggest a tamponade due to chest tube clogging. In ... It is estimated to occur in 2% of those with stab or gunshot wounds to the chest. Spodick, DH (Aug 14, 2003). "Acute cardiac ...
"A Diaphragmatic Hernia and Pericardial Rupture Caused by Blunt Injury of the Chest: A Case Review". Journal of Trauma Nursing. ... Chest X-ray is known to be unreliable in diagnosing diaphragmatic rupture; it has low sensitivity and specificity for the ... Bowel sounds may be heard in the chest, and shoulder or epigastric pain may be present. When the injury is not noticed right ... Injury to the diaphragm is reported to be present in 8% of cases of blunt chest trauma. In cases of blunt trauma, vehicle ...
The thoracic cavity (or chest cavity) is the chamber of the body of vertebrates that is protected by the thoracic wall (rib ... It contains three potential spaces lined with mesothelium: the paired pleural cavities and the pericardial cavity. The ... "Chest wall necrosis and empyema resulting from attempting suicide by injection of petroleum into the pleural cavity". Emergency ... mediastinum comprises those organs which lie in the centre of the chest between the lungs. The cavity also contains two ...
... but nitroglycerin may also relieve chest pain arising from non-cardiac causes. Chest pain may be accompanied by sweating, ... Rarer severe differential diagnoses include aortic dissection, esophageal rupture, tension pneumothorax, and pericardial ... Chest pain that may or may not radiate to other parts of the body is the most typical and significant symptom of myocardial ... Tests such as chest X-rays can be used to explore and exclude alternate causes of a person's symptoms. Tests such as stress ...
... symptoms can be similar to the chest pain associated with a heart attack.[6][7] Chest pain is considered a ... "Pericardial syndromes: an update after the ESC guidelines 2004". Heart Fail Rev. (Review). 18 (3): 255-66. doi:10.1007/s10741- ... Costochondritis, also known as chest wall pain, costosternal syndrome, or costosternal chondrodynia[1] is an acute[2] and often ... The condition is a common cause of chest pain.[1][3][4] Though costochondritis often resolves on its own, it can be a recurring ...
Extension of the lesions into the chest may lead to the development of chylous pleural and pericardial effusions. Chyle is rich ... Symptoms such as difficulty breathing and chest pain may be present if the disease is present in the ribs, scapula, or thoracic ... The disease may stabilize after a number of years, go into spontaneous remission, or in cases involving the chest and upper ... These may indicate that the disease has spread from the bone into the chest cavity. The breathing problems may be misdiagnosed ...
Because these sounds occur whenever the patient's chest wall moves, they appear on inspiration and expiration. Pericardial ... is an audible medical sign present in some patients with pleurisy and other conditions affecting the chest cavity. It is noted ...
Chest CT with descending (type B Stanford) aortic dissection (red circle) Type A dissection with pericardial effusion as a ... Chest trauma leading to aortic dissection can be divided into two groups based on cause: blunt chest trauma (commonly seen in ... Importantly, about 12 to 20% of aortic dissections are not detectable by chest radiograph; therefore, a "normal" chest ... This is a particularly dangerous eventuality, suggesting that acute pericardial tamponade may be imminent. Pericardial ...
Pericardial fremitus is a vibration felt on the chest wall due to the friction of the surfaces of the pericardium over each ... "Pericardial fremitus - palpable pericardial rub - due to friction". Cardiophile MD. 24 November 2017. "Hydatid Fremitus". The ... See pericardial friction rub for the auditory analog of this sign. Hydatid fremitus is a vibratory sensation felt on palpating ... In common medical usage, it usually refers to assessment of the lungs by either the vibration intensity felt on the chest wall ...
Fluid can build up within the pericardial sack, referred to as a pericardial effusion. Pericardial effusions often occur ... CT scans, chest X-rays and other forms of imaging can help evaluate the heart's size, evaluate for signs of pulmonary oedema, ... Pericardial disease. The sack which surrounds the heart, called the pericardium, can become inflamed in a condition known as ... A person's chest is felt for any transmitted vibrations from the heart, and then listened to with a stethoscope. ...
Alternatively, the chest surgeon might directly open the chest (thoracotomy). If the cancer is in the abdomen, the doctor may ... of mesotheliomas are pericardial. The prevalence of pericardial mesothelioma is less than 0.002%; it is more common in men than ... with primary pericardial mesothelioma, pericardial fluid may not contain malignant cells and a tissue biopsy is more useful in ... lighted tube called a thoracoscope into the chest between two ribs. Thoracoscopy allows the doctor to look inside the chest and ...
... and chest trauma. Diagnosis is based on the presence of chest pain, a pericardial rub, specific electrocardiogram (ECG) changes ... which should show a large pericardial effusion and diastolic collapse of the right ventricle and right atrium. Chest X-ray ... Ultrasounds showing a pericardial effusion in someone with pericarditis A pericardial effusion as seen on CXR in someone with ... Pericarditis is an uncommon cause of chest pain. About 3 per 10,000 people are affected per year. Those most commonly affected ...
Chest. 141 (suppl 2): 7S-47S. doi:10.1378/chest.1412S3. PMC 3278060. PMID 22315257. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-09 ... Also struts can migrate to the heart and can cause pericardial effusion and tamponade. Perforation into the duodenum: Resulting ... Chest. 98 (6): 1510-1511. doi:10.1378/chest.98.6.1510. PMID 2245696. Bach, JR; Zaneuski R; Lee H (1990). "Cardiac arrhythmias ... LaPlante, JS; Contractor FM; Kiproff PM; Khoury MB (1993). "Migration of the Simon nitinol vena cava filter to the chest". ...
Cardiac: Chest pain is one of the most common complaints presenting to the emergency department. Those presenting with chest ... Practitioners may use the ultrasound to see if the heart is moving, beating in organized fashion or if it has a pericardial ... Chest 2008; 134(1):117-125. Blaivas M, Fox J. Outcome in cardiac arrest patients found to have cardiac standstill on bedside ... CHEST. 2009; 135(6) 1433-1439. Moore CL, Copel JA. Point-of-Care Ultrasonography. NEJM 2011; 462(8):749-757. Constantino TG et ...
... refers to blood in the pericardial sac of the heart. It is clinically similar to a pericardial effusion, and, ... Hemopericardium can be diagnosed with a chest X-ray or a chest ultrasound, and is most commonly treated with pericardiocentesis ... Chest X-rays are also often taken when hemopericardium is suspected and would reveal an enlarged heart. Other observable signs ... The fluid build-up then causes pressure within the pericardial sac to increase. If the pressure becomes greater than the ...
Usually this kind of pericardial swelling is the result of head on collisions, when the steering wheel hits you in the chest. ... We did a split of chest and back one day and then shoulders, legs, and arms the next. We boxed for an hour and a half, ... Lundgren remains stone-faced, rarely speaking except to issue commands in a surprisingly hesitant monotone, his heaving chest ...
... sharp chest pain worsened by breathing in or a cough), a pericardial friction rub, a pericardial effusion, and changes on ... Chest pain is one of the common symptoms of acute pericarditis. It is usually of sudden onset, occurring in the anterior chest ... However, the pain can also be dull and steady, resembling the chest pain in an acute myocardial infarction. As with any chest ... The pericardial rub is said to be generated from the friction generated by the two inflamed layers of the pericardium; however ...
... or if the chest pain is relieved by leaning forward, pericardial disease is suspected. Palpitation associated with light- ... The most common descriptions include a flip-flopping in the chest, a rapid fluttering in the chest, or pounding in the neck. ... pounding sensation in the chest or neck, or a flip-flopping in the chest. Palpitation can be associated with anxiety and does ... This recorder is implanted under the skin on the front of the chest, like a pacemaker. It can be programmed and the data ...
... pleuritic chest pain, and symptoms of pericarditis. Pericardial effusion - The serous pericardium normally contains fluid that ... Pericardial cavity - Transverse pericardial sinus - Pericardium - The cardiac physical exam focuses on portions of the physical ... Chest pain is rarely a feature of heart failure, which would point a diagnosis more toward angina pectoris or myocardial ... A simple chest xray is sufficient to diagnose dextrocardia, provided care is taken in marking the correct side of the ...
Fluid can build up within the pericardial sack, referred to as a pericardial effusion. Pericardial effusions often occur ... This condition typically causes chest pain that spreads to the back that is worsened by lying flat. In patients suffering with ... The pericardial sac has two layers, a serous layer and a fibrous layer. It encloses the pericardial cavity which contains ... In between the parietal and visceral pericardial layers there is a potential space called the pericardial cavity, which ...
In people with pericardial tamponade or tension pneumothorax, the chest should be evacuated or decompressed if possible prior ... Important anatomy in the chest includes the chest wall, ribs, spine, spinal cord, intercostal neurovascular bundles, lungs, ... not all gunshot to the chest require surgery. Asymptomatic people with a normal chest X-ray can be observed with a repeat exam ... or needle decompression if chest tube placement is delayed. FAST exam should include extended views into the chest to evaluate ...
Fluid can build up within the pericardial sack, referred to as a pericardial effusion. Pericardial effusions often occur ... This condition typically causes chest pain that spreads to the back that is worsened by lying flat. In patients suffering with ... It encloses the pericardial cavity which contains pericardial fluid. The pericardium fixes the heart to the mediastinum, gives ... In between the parietal and visceral pericardial layers there is a potential space called the pericardial cavity, which ...
କାର୍ଡ଼ିଆକ ଟାମ୍ପୋନେଡ (ଇଂରାଜୀ ଭାଷାରେ Cardiac tamponade ବା pericardial tamponade) ନାମ ଦିଆଯାଏ ଯେତେବଳେ ହୃତ୍‌ପିଣ୍ଡ ଚାରିପାଖରେ ଥିବା ... chest X-ray) ଓ ଇକୋକାର୍ଡ଼ିଓଗ୍ରାମ (ultrasound of the heart କରାଯାଇପାରେ ।[୧] ପେରିକାର୍ଡ଼ିଅମରେ ଧୀରେ ଧୀରେ ତରଳ ପଦାର୍ଥ ଭର୍ତ୍ତି ହେଲେ ୨ ... ନିମ୍ନ ରକ୍ତଚାପ (low blood pressure), ଓ ସ୍ଫିତ ଜୁଗୁଲାର ଶିରା (jugular venous distension) ଥିଲେ, ପେରିକାର୍ଡ଼ିଆଲ ରବ (pericardial rub) ... A very large pericardial effusion resulting in tamponade as a result of bleeding from cancer as seen on ultrasound. closed ...
診斷時若出現低血壓、頸靜脈擴張(英语:jugular venous distension)、心包摩擦音(英语:pericardial rub),或心音較弱,則可能懷疑為心包填塞[2][1]。可由心電圖、胸腔X光攝影(英语:Chest radiograph ... 心包填塞常見的病因包含癌症、腎衰竭、胸腔損傷(英语:chest trauma)和心包炎[2]。其他病因包括結締組織病(英语:connective tissue disease)、甲
The word tachycardia came to English from New Latin as a neoclassical compound built from the combining forms tachy- + -cardia, which are from the Greek ταχύς tachys, "quick, rapid" and καρδία, kardia, "heart". As a matter both of usage choices in the medical literature and of idiom in natural language, the words tachycardia and tachyarrhythmia are usually used interchangeably, or loosely enough that precise differentiation is not explicit. Some careful writers have tried to maintain a logical differentiation between them, which is reflected in major medical dictionaries[7][8][9] and major general dictionaries.[10][11][12] The distinction is that tachycardia be reserved for the rapid heart rate itself, regardless of cause, physiologic or pathologic (that is, from healthy response to exercise or from cardiac arrhythmia), and that tachyarrhythmia be reserved for the pathologic form (that is, an arrhythmia of the rapid rate type). This is why five of the previously referenced ...
Chest X-ray[edit]. In general, a chest X-ray is performed only if a pulmonary cause of atrial fibrillation is suggested, or if ... Postoperative pericardial effusion is also suspected to be the cause of atrial fibrillation. Prophylaxis may include ... "Chest. 126 (3_suppl): 429S-56S. doi:10.1378/chest.126.3_suppl.429S. PMID 15383480. Retrieved 2 October 2012.. ... "Chest (Review). 141 (Supplement 2): e531S-75S. doi:10.1378/chest.11-2304. PMC 3278056. PMID 22315271.. ...
A symptom (from Greek σύμπτωμα, "accident, misfortune, that which befalls",[1] from συμπίπτω, "I befall", from συν- "together, with" and πίπτω, "I fall") is a departure from normal function or feeling which is apparent to a patient, reflecting the presence of an unusual state, or of a disease. A symptom can be subjective or objective. Tiredness is a subjective symptom whereas cough or fever are objective symptoms.[2] In contrast to a symptom, a sign is a clue to a disease elicited by an examiner or a doctor.[3] For example, paresthesia is a symptom (only the person experiencing it can directly observe their own tingling feeling), whereas erythema is a sign (anyone can confirm that the skin is redder than usual). Symptoms and signs are often nonspecific, but often combinations of them are at least suggestive of certain diagnoses, helping to narrow down what may be wrong. In other cases they are specific even to the point of being pathognomonic. The term is sometimes also ...
Chest X-ray and chest CT may show pleural effusion, nodules, infiltrates, abscesses and cavitations. ... Pericardial friction rubs as a sign of pericarditis (rare). *Cranial nerve paralysis and Horner's syndrome (both rare) ... Symptoms of pulmonary involvement can be shortness of breath, cough and painful breathing (pleuritic chest pain). Rarely, blood ...
The brachiocephalic trunk supplies the right side of the head and neck as well as the right arm and chest wall, while the ... It runs through a common pericardial sheath with the pulmonary trunk. These two blood vessels twist around each other, causing ... 191,204 The transition from ascending aorta to aortic arch is at the pericardial reflection on the aorta.[8]:Plate 211 ... branches from the thoracic descending aorta supply the chest (excluding the heart and the respiratory zone of the lung); and ...
In some instances multiple drains may be used to evacuate the mediastinal, pericardial, and pleural spaces. The drainage holes ... Chest tube. The free end of the Chest Drainage Device is usually attached to an underwater seal, below the level of the chest. ... The most common complication of a chest tube is chest tube clogging. Chest tube clogging is widely recognized in published ... the chest tube related pain goes away after the chest tube is removed, however, chronic pain related to chest tube induced ...
The chest, showing surface relations of bones, lungs (purple), pleura (blue), and heart (red). Heart valves are labeled with "B ... Pericardial cavity. *pericardial sinus. Pericardium. *fibrous pericardium *sternopericardial ligaments. *serous pericardium * ...
Individuals with anorexia nervosa may experience chest pain or palpitations; these can be a result of mitral valve prolapse. ... and pericardial effusion.[125] ...
Primary Study Investigators". Chest. 111 (4): 970-80. doi:10.1378/chest.111.4.970. PMID 9106577.. ... Measuring LDH in fluid aspirated from a pleural effusion (or pericardial effusion) can help in the distinction between exudates ... determining whether a patient has had a myocardial infarction if they come to doctors several days after an episode of chest ...
The chest flaps are then closed and sewn back together and the skull cap is sewed back in place. Then the body may be wrapped ... One method is described here: The pericardial sac is opened to view the heart. Blood for chemical analysis may be removed from ... a U-shaped incision is made at the tip of both shoulders, down along the side of the chest to the bottom of the rib cage, ... This is typically used on women and during chest-only autopsies.. There is no need for any incision to be made, which will be ...
doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.10.039. PMID 27818332.. *^ Merritt, CR (1989). "Ultrasound safety: What are the issues?". Radiology. ... exam for assessing significant hemoperitoneum or pericardial tamponade after trauma. Other uses include assisting with ...
During inspiration, the chest wall expands and causes the intrathoracic pressure to become more negative (think of a vacuum). ... During expiration, the chest wall collapses and decreases the negative intrathoracic pressure (compared to inspiration). ... though it is usually only heard in the pulmonic area of the chest because the P2 is soft and not heard in other areas. ...
"Chest. American College of Chest Physicians. 132 (S3): 29S-55S. doi:10.1378/chest.07-1347. PMC 1021244 . PMID 17873159.. ... Malignant pleural or pericardial effusion. M1b. Distant metastasis. Using the TNM descriptors, a group is assigned, ranging ... "Chest. 132 (3 Suppl): 324S-339S. doi:10.1378/chest.07-1385. PMID 17873178.. ... Clinic in Chest Medicine. 32 (4): 605-644. doi:10.1016/j.ccm.2011.09.001. PMC 3864624 . PMID 22054876. Archived (PDF) from the ...
... "the physician can assess the state of the underlying lung by sensing the character of vibrations by gentle taps on the chest ...
The device is inserted in a subcutaneous pocket created by the surgeon, the choice of left or right side of the chest wall is ... Dissection or perforation of coronary sinus which can in turn cause pericardial effusion ... Chest radiographs of cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT-D) in an individual with dilated cardiomyopathy ... a small device inserted into the interior chest wall.[1] ...
Pericardial window. Pericardiectomy. Myocardium. Cardiomyoplasty. Dor procedure. Septal myectomy. Ventricular reduction. ... This heart did beat in Rush's chest for 60 to 90 minutes (sources differ), and then Rush died without regaining consciousness.[ ... Hardy of the University of Mississippi Medical Center transplanted the heart of a chimpanzee into the chest of a dying Boyd ...
Normal levels of pericardial fluid are from 15 to 50 mL. Play media Chest pain or pressure are common symptoms. A small ... or assess for pericardial pathology (pericardial thickening, constrictive pericarditis). A CT scan image showing a pericardial ... Some pericardial effusions remain small and never need treatment. If the pericardial effusion is due to a condition such as ... Pericardial effusion ("fluid around the heart") is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. Because of the ...
Pericardial window. Pericardiectomy. Myocardium. Cardiomyoplasty. Dor procedure. Septal myectomy. Ventricular reduction. ... in which the surgeon cuts through the breastbone at the center of the chest to access the heart. There are minimally invasive ( ... but instead uses multiple incisions in the side of the chest and the leg. Cardiac surgeons are not unanimous about the relative ...
For patients with light-chain amyloidosis, the QRS complex pattern is skewed,[1] with poor R-waves of the chest leads.[3] ... pericardial effusion, atrial arrhythmia,[3] first/second degree heart blocks, atrial fibrillation, syncope, elevated neck veins ...
... a prospective emergency ward study of 278 consecutive patients admitted for chest pain". J. Intern. Med. 227 (3): 165-72. doi: ... pericardial effusion), ଟେନ୍‌ସନ ନେମୋଥୋରାକ୍ସ (tension pneumothorax) ଓ ଏସୋଫେଜିଆଲ୍ ରପ୍‌ଚର୍ (esophageal rupture). ... "Right arm involvement and pain extension can help to differentiate coronary diseases from chest pain of other origin: ... "The utility of gestures in patients with chest discomfort". Am. J. Med. 120 (1): 83-9. doi:10.1016/j.amjmed.2006.05.045. PMID ...
Chest wall, pleura,. mediastinum,. and diaphragm. pleura/pleural cavity. Thoracentesis. Pleurodesis. Thoracoscopy. Thoracotomy ... Pericardial window. Pericardiectomy. Myocardium. Cardiomyoplasty. Dor procedure. Septal myectomy. Ventricular reduction. ... Gupta, S.D.; Gibbins, F.J.; Sen, I. (1985). "Routine chest radiography in the elderly". Age and Ageing. 14 (1): 11-14. doi: ... Archer, C.; Levy, A.R.; McGregor, M. (1993). "Value of routine preoperative chest x-rays: A meta-analysis". Canadian Journal of ...
The outer pleura (parietal pleura) is attached to the chest wall, but is separated from it by the endothoracic fascia. The ... During development this space partitions to form the pericardial, pleural and peritoneal cavities. The diaphragm and the paired ... This causes the expansion of the chest wall, that increases the volume of the lungs. A negative pressure is thus created and ... Surface tension of the pleural fluid also leads to close apposition of the lung surfaces with the chest wall. This relationship ...
Pericardial window. Pericardiectomy. Myocardium. Cardiomyoplasty. Dor procedure. Septal myectomy. Ventricular reduction. ... The recording device can be worn in a case on a belt or on a strap across the chest. The device may be visible under light ... the Holter monitor records electrical signals from the heart via a series of electrodes attached to the chest. Electrodes are ...
"Chest. American College of Chest Physicians. 111 (6): 1710-1717. doi:10.1378/chest.111.6.1710. PMID 9187198.. ... Pericardial window. Pericardiectomy. Myocardium. Cardiomyoplasty. Dor procedure. Septal myectomy. Ventricular reduction. ... "Chest. 132 (Suppl. 3): 161S-177S. doi:10.1378/chest.07-1359. PMID 17873167.. ... Possible complications of LVRS include prolonged air leak (mean duration post surgery until all chest tubes removed is 10.9 ± ...
Cause of ST segment abnormality in ED chest pain patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2001 Jan. 19 (1):25-8. [Medline]. ... Initial echocardiographic characteristics of pericardial effusion determine the pericardial complications. Int J Cardiol. 2009 ... Pericardial fluid in scleroderma has a protein value greater than 5 g/dL and a low cell count, but it does not demonstrate the ... How is the pericardial fluid characterized in diagnosis of acute pericarditis with an underlying inflammatory disorder?. ...
... perform a pericardial biopsy with histologic and bacteriologic examinations of the pericardium. If significant clinical ... Cause of ST segment abnormality in ED chest pain patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2001 Jan. 19 (1):25-8. [Medline]. ... Initial echocardiographic characteristics of pericardial effusion determine the pericardial complications. Int J Cardiol. 2009 ... Pericardial diseases. In: Braunwald E, ed. Heart Disease: A Textbook of Cardiovascular Medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: WB ...
Chest radiography is not diagnostic of pericardial effusion in most cases. *CT and MRI used to assess size and extent of ... Pericardial Effusion on Lateral Chest Radiograph Posted by Rathachai Kaewlai, M.D. ... Diagnostic value of chest radiography for pericardial effusion. J Am Coll Cardiol 1993; 22:588-593. 2. Guidelines on the ... bounded by epicardial and pericardial fat.. Facts. *Pericardial effusion can be transudate or exudate (pus, blood, infection) ...
... and treatment of pericardial effusion -- an abnormal amount of fluid between the heart and the sac surrounding the heart. ... Pericardiectomy or pericardial window: A surgeon makes an incision in the chest, reaches in, and cuts away part of the ... Chest X-ray film: The hearts silhouette on one may be enlarged. Thats a sign of a pericardial effusion. ... When inflammation of the sac causes a pericardial effusion, the main symptom is chest pain. It may get worse when you breathe ...
Pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare type of cancer that originates in the lining of the heart and is caused by ... Chest pain. *Night sweats. *Irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia). *Pericardial effusion. *Cardiac tamponade (compression of the ... Mesothelioma › Types › Pericardial Mesothelioma Pericardial Mesothelioma. Pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare form of ... Free 2019 Pericardial Mesothelioma Guide Free 2019 Pericardial Mesothelioma Guide What is the Prognosis for Pericardial ...
The Pericardial Disease Clinical Topic Collection gathers the latest guidelines, news, JACC articles, education, meetings and ... Recurrent Chest Pain With ST-Segment Elevation , Patient Case Quiz February 26, 2021 , 5 The Yale COVID-19 Cardiovascular ... Pericardial Disease. RSS Login to subscribe for notifications. April 07, 2021 , 1 ECG Changes in an Athlete Recovering from ... Director of the Center for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pericardial Diseases, Cleveland Clinic Cleveland, OH. Full Editorial ...
Selective use of pericardial window and drainage as sole treatment for hemopericardium from penetrating chest trauma ... Selective use of pericardial window and drainage as sole treatment for hemopericardium from penetrating chest trauma ... Patients presenting with penetrating chest injuries and pericardial effusion, who are hemodynamically stable, may safely ... All patients with penetrating chest trauma receiving either a pericardial window, sternotomy, or both ...
i have a small pericardial effusion i am scared HELP!!! i had an echo and no di stress test 24 heart moniter and all came out ... How to know when chest pain may be a sign of something else ... Angina (Chest Pain) FAQs Get answers to your top questions ... i have a small pericardial effusion i am scared HELP!!!. i have a small pericardial effusion i am scared HELP!!! i had an echo ... i have a small pericardial effusion i am scared HELP!!! i had an echo and no di stress test 24 heart moniter and all came out ...
Pericardial mesothelioma affects the pericardium, the lining around the heart muscle. It is one of the least common forms of ... stick to mucus that lines air passages in the nose and throat and can penetrate into the pleural lining of the lungs and chest ... Causes of Pericardial Mesothelioma. As with other forms of mesothelioma, the cause of pericardial mesothelioma is exposure to ... Pericardial tumors are typically diffuse, meaning they are not localized and tend to cover most of the heart. Pericardial ...
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... of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. Because these ECG findings cannot reliably identify these conditions, we ... conclude that 12-lead ECG is poorly diagnostic of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamp … ... The diagnosis of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade by 12-lead ECG. A technology assessment Chest. 1996 Aug;110(2):318- ... DOI: 10.1378/chest.110.2.318 Abstract Objective: This study was designed to determine the diagnostic value of 12-lead ECG for ...
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  • If tamponade recurs after pericardiocentesis, perform a pericardial biopsy with histologic and bacteriologic examinations of the pericardium. (
  • A pericardial effusion with enough pressure to adversely affect heart function is called cardiac tamponade. (
  • If the effusion is compromising heart function and causing cardiac tamponade, it will need to be drained, most commonly by a needle inserted through the chest wall and into the pericardial space called pericardiocentesis. (
  • The diagnosis of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade by 12-lead ECG. (
  • This study was designed to determine the diagnostic value of 12-lead ECG for pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. (
  • Hospitalized patients with and without pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. (
  • In a blinded manner, we reviewed 12-lead ECGs from 136 patients with echocardiographically diagnosed pericardial effusions (12 of whom had cardiac tamponade) and from 19 control subjects without effusions. (
  • p = 0.05), while electrical alternans was not associated with either pericardial effusion or cardiac tamponade. (
  • Low voltage and PR segment depression are ECG signs that are suggestive, but not diagnostic, of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. (
  • Because these ECG findings cannot reliably identify these conditions, we conclude that 12-lead ECG is poorly diagnostic of pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. (
  • The latter depends on the rate of fluid collection in the pericardial space, the rate of rise in the intrapericardial pressure, and resultant development of pericardial tamponade. (
  • Cardiac tamponade is usually due to intra-pericardial rupture of the cyst, although tamponade due to spontaneous hemorrhage into the cyst has also been reported[2,4]. (
  • 3 5 6 Due to the life-threatening physiologic changes caused by these injuries, including pericardial tamponade and hemorrhagic shock, management for PCIs has focused on rapid assessment and therapeutic maneuvres. (
  • In the current communication, we report on a young woman with recurrent cardiac tamponade due to an extremely rare disease, primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma (PMPM). (
  • Echocardiography demonstrated a large pericardial effusion (Figures 1(a) and 1(b)) with collapse of the right atrium and ventricle as well as classical hemodynamic changes, typical of tamponade. (
  • Three months later, the patient had recurrent dyspnea and clinical signs of cardiac tamponade and a large pericardial effusion was found on echocardiography. (
  • Cardiac tamponade is the phenomenon of hemodynamic compromise caused by a pericardial effusion. (
  • We present a case of a post-MI patient demonstrating pseudo tamponade physiology in the setting of excessive pericardial fat. (
  • We report a case of cardiac tamponade caused by rheumatoid pericarditis associated with high concentrations of interleukin-6 (IL-6) in pericardial fluid. (
  • What is pericardial tamponade? (
  • What are the signs of pericardial tamponade? (
  • See detailed information below for a list of 12 causes of Pericardial tamponade , Symptom Checker , including diseases and drug side effect causes. (
  • Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Pericardial tamponade, as listed in our database. (
  • Review further information on Pericardial tamponade Treatments . (
  • Read more about causes and Pericardial tamponade deaths . (
  • How Common are these Causes of Pericardial tamponade? (
  • This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Pericardial tamponade. (
  • The following list of conditions have ' Pericardial tamponade ' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. (
  • Another potentially serious complication of pericarditis, especially that caused by a bacterial infection, injury, or tumor, is cardiac tamponade, which is caused by an accumulation of fluid in the pericardial sac, resulting in excessive pressure on the heart. (
  • Essentially, acute pericardial syndromes include acute pericarditis and cardiac tamponade. (
  • Malignant involvement of the pericardium can be manifested as pericarditis, pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, or pericardial constriction (constrictive pericarditis). (
  • Given the TTE findings, which were suggestive of early tamponade physiology, the patient underwent an emergent pericardial window via subxiphoid approach on day 1 of hospitalization. (
  • Our patient was initially found to have a pericardial effusion with early tamponade physiology. (
  • The presence or absence of pulsus paradoxus (PP), defined as an inspiratory decrease greater than 10 mmHg in systolic blood pressure, can have significant diagnostic and therapeutic implications for many clinical conditions including acute asthma, pericardial tamponade, heart failure, hypovolemia, shock states, and the like. (
  • An excess of fluid into the pericardial cavity might result in compression of the cardiac chambers with consequent impairment of the pump function causing a condition called cardiac tamponade. (
  • There was rightward shift of the heart within the pericardium due to mass effect but no significant evidence of pericardial tamponade (Movies 1 and 2, Image 1). (
  • The management of pericardial rupture is mainly to avoid the risk of cardiac strangulation or acute tamponade. (
  • 2 3 IgG 4 -RD was the underlying cause of cardiac tamponade in a 60-year-old woman in whom pericardiocentesis yielded 635 mL of pericardial fluid. (
  • Katz and Gauchat found that with pericardial tamponade, intrapericardial pressure did not fall during inspiration. (
  • Your doctor may call these idiopathic pericardial effusions. (
  • However, pericardial effusions usually can't be found through a physical. (
  • For pericardial effusions due to inflammation of the sac, treating the inflammation also treats the effusion. (
  • Some pericardial effusions remain small and never need treatment. (
  • Large pericardial effusions in the absence of inflammatory signs and symptoms are often neoplastic. (
  • When effusions accumulate slowly, pericardial compliance gradually increases allowing the pericardium to accommodate large volumes (as much as 2-3 L). (
  • Pericardial friction rub is associated with acute pericarditis and can occur with effusions. (
  • Lateral chest radiograph shows small bilateral pleural effusions. (
  • Chest X-ray revealed bilateral pleural effusions and severe cardiomegaly. (
  • Since the patient immigrated to Israel from Ethiopia where TB is endemic and since she had hemorrhagic pericardial effusions with very low glucose levels and in the absence of a response to anti-inflammatory drugs, TB pericarditis was highly suspected and empiric antituberculous therapy was added to colchicine and prednisone. (
  • The subacute clinical presentation is bloody pleural or pericardial effusions. (
  • The most common symptom is the buildup of fluid around the heart known as pericardial effusions, which can hinder normal cardiac function and can be extremely painful. (
  • Tamburro RF, Ring JC, Womback K (2002) Detection of pulsus paradoxus associated with large pericardial effusions in pediatric patients by analysis of the pulse oximetry waveform. (
  • Zurück zum Zitat Tsang TS, Barnes ME, Hayes SN, Freeman WK, Dearani JA, Butler SL, Seward JB (1999) Clinical and echocardiographic characteristics of significant pericardial effusions following cardiothoracic surgery and outcomes for echo-guided pericardiocentesis for management: Mayo clinic experience, 1979-1998. (
  • To the Editor No account of idiopathic large pericardial effusions 1 would be complete without mention of the requirement to rule out IgG 4 -related disease (IgG 4 -RD) as a possible underlying cause. (
  • Pericardial effusion ("fluid around the heart") is an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the pericardial cavity. (
  • Because of the limited amount of space in the pericardial cavity, fluid accumulation leads to an increased intrapericardial pressure which can negatively affect heart function. (
  • Pericardial effusion usually results from a disturbed equilibrium between the production and re-absorption of pericardial fluid, or from a structural abnormality that allows fluid to enter the pericardial cavity. (
  • Coronal reformatted chest CT images show a lesion in the right upper lobe with internal air-filled cavity, thick irregular wall (green arro. (
  • This is usually around cancer stage 3 and 4, when tumors begin to press against the chest wall or abdominal cavity. (
  • This is generally the result of equilibrium distress causing structural abnormality in the pericardial cavity. (
  • The pericardial cavity has a limited amount of space. (
  • It occurs when a person inhales asbestos fibers, which get stuck in the pleura mesothelium lining of the lungs and the chest cavity. (
  • Normally, the body produces small amounts of fluid to lubricate the pleura-the lining around the lungs and chest cavity-and the pericardium which surrounds the heart sac. (
  • The therapeutic agent can be delivered by internal entry through the atrium or venticle, or by external entry through the chest cavity. (
  • A chest radiograph revealed marked cardiac enlargement (Figure ⇓ , A). A CT demonstrated multiple cystic structures in the pericardial cavity, which were slightly enhanced by contrast medium (B). 2D echocardiography exhibited massive pericardial effusion with multiple moving cystic structures near the left atrial appendage and the apex (C and D). Because percutaneous needle aspiration yielded bloody pericardial fluid, massive hemorrhage from the cystic tissue was suspected. (
  • Approximately 1000 mL of bloody fluid was aspirated from the pericardial cavity. (
  • Several blood-containing cysts with extracystic hemorrhage were found near the left atrial appendage, and 2 yellowish cysts were also found near the apex (E). These cysts attached to a peduncle that originated from the posterior wall of the pericardial cavity near the right bronchus and ran down to the apex via the left atrial appendage. (
  • D, short axis) exhibit massive pericardial effusion (PE) and cystic structures (arrowheads) in pericardial cavity. (
  • The tube around your lung is placed between your ribs and into the space between the inner lining and the outer lining of your chest cavity. (
  • Pleural mesothelioma, which occurs in the pleural membrane lining the chest cavity and enclosing the lungs, has the most surgical options. (
  • Surgical pericardial fenestration was performed to create a window to the thoracic cavity, and a second pericardial drain was placed perioperatively. (
  • The device is a cannula, tube or catheter for pericardial drainage and serves as a conduit for drainage of excessive fluid in the pericardial cavity to a receptacle outside the body. (
  • The device is placed in the pericardial cavity at the time of surgery and is used for drainage of fluid collection that is formed at a later stage when all other drainage tubes have been already removed or are clogged by organic material. (
  • The present invention related to a catheter, tube or cannula for delayed drainage of blood, fluid or contaminants from the pericardial cavity. (
  • The purpose of a chest or pericardial drainage is to remove build-up of excessive body fluid (blood or serum) from the pericardial and mediastinal cavity. (
  • Current pericardial or chest drainage cannulae, also called pericardial or chest tubes, drainage catheters or drainage cannulae are flexible polymer tubes, placed into the chest cavity and extending outside the patient. (
  • Chest or pericardial drainage catheters are usually positioned at the end of a cardiac surgical procedure or after a chest surgery involving the pericardial cavity, before closing the surgical incision of the chest. (
  • In the hours following the surgical procedure, blood, fluid or other contaminants that build up inside the pericardial cavity are forcefully removed by use of external vacuum or pumping system. (
  • Embryology In the human embryo, the pericardial cavity develops from the intraembryonic celom during the fourth week. (
  • The pericardial cavity initially communicates with the pleural and peritoneal cavities, but during normal development these are separated by the eighth week. (
  • The sound of a patient's voice so modified as to resemble the bleating of a goat, heard on applying the ear to the chest in certain diseases within its cavity, as in pleurisy with effusion. (
  • A pericardial effusion is excess fluid between the heart and the sac surrounding the heart , known as the pericardium. (
  • Due to its rarity, researchers are unsure of how asbestos fibers reach the pericardium in cases of primary pericardial mesothelioma. (
  • Asbestos fibers in the pericardium and serous membranes can cause irritation and changes in the cells that result in malignant pericardial mesothelioma, a condition in which fluid builds up in the sac around the heart. (
  • In some cases, surgical drainage may be required by cutting through the pericardium creating a pericardial window. (
  • Pericardial fluid is considered normal in the absence of pericardial disease if it appears as a homogeneous or echo-free space between visceral pericardium and parietal pericardium seen only during systole when the heart contracts inward, with less that 1 mm separation of the pericardial layers during diastole. (
  • The normal pericardium is frequently identified on a lateral plain chest radiograph as a thin, linear opacity between the anterior subxiphoid mediastinal fat and subepicardial fat. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is the cancer that impacts the pericardium of the coronary heart. (
  • In our patient 's case, pericardial involvement was observed after treatment and scanning revealed that recurrence took place in an area different from the pericardium. (
  • At a time proximate to the heating and/or cooling of the fluid, the pericardial space is accessed by pericardiocentesis, such that the pericardium is punctured and the pericardial space is instrumentized at a location, and in particular, a location where treatment is desired. (
  • More particularly, the present invention includes accessing the pericardial space by puncturing the pericardium (pericardial sac) without injuring the heart and associated coronary vessels, delivering and withdrawing the heated and/or cooled fluids for controlling the temperature of the pericardial space. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma forms in the pericardium, which is the protective lining of the heart. (
  • If the pericardium overfills, it may lead to heart conditions such as pericardial effusion or pericarditis. (
  • Pericardial effusion is the most common medical term used to describe abnormal pericardium fluid accumulation. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is a rare form of the cancer that affects the pericardium tissue lining the heart. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma refers to a mesothelioma arising primarily from the pericardium. (
  • On transthoracic echocardiography, pericardial fluid appears as an echo-free space in between the visceral and parietal layers of the pericardium. (
  • vibration in the chest wall produced by the friction of opposing roughened surfaces of the pericardium. (
  • When the doctor listens to the heart and chest with a stethoscope, a grating sound can be heard, caused by a rubbing of the roughed pericardium surfaces with each heartbeat. (
  • If the heart is unable to function normally because of pericardial constriction, surgery to remove part of the pericardium may be required. (
  • Effusive-constrictive pericarditis is a clinical hemodynamic syndrome characterized by constriction of the heart by the visceral pericardium in the presence of a tense pericardial effusion. (
  • A repeat CT scan of the chest done on day 6 revealed a moderate pericardial effusion with nodularity of the pericardium (Figure 2), without evidence of any pleural lesions. (
  • In the operating room, the patient was found to have a thickened parietal pericardium with a small-sized pericardial effusion and a thick, adherent visceral pericardium. (
  • A pericardial biopsy was taken (5 x 3 x 0.7 cm) and a 19 French Blake drain was placed in the pericardium. (
  • Pericardial Mesothelioma occurs in the lining of the heart, which is called the pericardium. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is a cancer of the lining that surrounds the heart known as the pericardium. (
  • Researchers are still investigating the link between asbestos exposure and the development of pericardial mesothelioma, including how exactly asbestos fibers get into the pericardium. (
  • Thoracic CT scan showed an anterior mass in left chest wall extending to the pericardium and also the presence of mediastinal lymphadenopathy. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma tumors form in the lining of the heart (pericardium). (
  • Unfortunately ten days later, the patient was readmitted with worsening breathlessness, and a five-liter right-sided pleural effusion drained - ongoing output from the pericardium draining into the chest via the pericardial window. (
  • Computed tomography of the chest provides a sensitive evaluation of the pericardium and quality of pericardial effusion, and is a valuable adjunct in patients in whom cardiac ultrasound is technically unsatisfactory. (
  • The access tube(12) is advanced against the parietal pericardium(PP) and an anchor structure(30) thereon embedded into the parietal pericardium(PP). The access tube(12) can then be used to separate the parietal(PP) and visceral pericardia(VP) and enlarge the pericardial space(PS). (
  • If the patient is healthy enough then pericardial mesothelioma can be treated with surgery that removes the pericardium. (
  • M. Kamiyoshihara, T. Nagashima, T. Ibe and I. Takeyoshi, "Rupture of the Diaphragm and Pericardium with Cardiac Herniation after Blunt Chest Trauma," General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 58, No. 6, 2010, pp. 291-294. (
  • During this test, a needle is inserted into the chest and into the pericardium to remove a sample of the fluid. (
  • Descending aorta (DA) allows differentiation of pericardial effusion from left pleural effusion: it is seen behind the echo bright pericardium. (
  • The thin and bright line of the parietal pericardium is seen ( arrow ) separating the anterior pericardial fat from posterior epicardial fat. (
  • The pericardium is a sack that surrounds the heart muscle, and while pericardial mesothelioma is rare, asbestos can sometimes cause tumors to form in that crucial lining, too. (
  • When pericardial effusion is suspected, echocardiography usually confirms the diagnosis and allows assessment for signs of hemodynamic instability. (
  • In imaging for pericardial effusion (see the images below), echocardiography and tomographic modalities (MRI, CT, EBT) are quite sensitive and can identify the presence of pericardial fluid even at the normal amount of 15-35 mL. (
  • Pericardial effusion as seen with 2-dimensional (2D) echocardiography. (
  • Pericardial effusion as seen with M-mode echocardiography. (
  • Echocardiography is the most widely used imaging technique for the detection of pericardial effusion and/or thickening. (
  • Seventy five percent of them have no associated symptoms, and are usually found incidentally during routine chest x-ray or echocardiography[1,2]. (
  • Pericardial fat has a similar appearance on echocardiography and it may be difficult to discern the two entities. (
  • Zurück zum Zitat Wann S, Passen E: Echocardiography in Pericardial Disease. (
  • Wann S, Passen E: Echocardiography in Pericardial Disease. (
  • Echocardiography showed massive pericardial effusion around the heart with slightly diastolic collapse of both ventricles and slightly dilated left atrial dimension. (
  • Bedside transthoracic echocardiography revealed mildly decreased left ventricular systolic ejection fraction of 40% to 45%, and pericardial thickening with small pericardial effusion. (
  • Transthoracic and trans-oesophageal echocardiography showed the presence of a pericardial mass around the right atrioventricular junction. (
  • The first symptoms of mesothelioma include chest or abdominal pain, bloating and shortness of breath, depending on the location of the cancer. (
  • 1-4 Approximately, 70% of the cases are asymptomatic but can rarely present with vague symptoms of compression to adjacent structures including cough, shortness of breath, chest pain and arrhythmias. (
  • This fluid buildup can cause shortness of breath and chest pain. (
  • [13] Cardiovascular diseases frequently do not have symptoms or may cause chest pain or shortness of breath . (
  • It should be considered in differential diagnosis for patients with different clinical presentations such as shortness of breath, chest pain, and hypotension [2]. (
  • The differential diagnoses of patients presenting with chest pain (CP) and shortness of breath (SOB) are broad and non-specific. (
  • The typical presentation in adolescents and adults is shortness of breath, chest pain, and fever 1-2 weeks following an upper respiratory tract infection. (
  • Symptoms of pericarditis include shortness of breath and chest pain that may be eased by leaning forward. (
  • Common symptoms of a heart attack include shortness of breath, and chest pain or pressure that can come and go or be constant. (
  • In this procedure, called pericardiocentesis, a doctor inserts a needle through your chest, into your pericardial effusion, and takes some fluid. (
  • This study demonstrates a novel, long-axis pericardiocentesis technique that allows for an easy and safe needle entry into the pericardial space for small children in the early postoperative period. (
  • During pericardiocentesis, a doctor inserts a needle through the chest wall and into the tissue around the heart. (
  • Pericardial drainage (pericardiocentesis) is done to find the cause of fluid buildup around the heart and to relieve pressure on the heart. (
  • The presented case is of a symptomatic pericardial cyst. (
  • Patient is a 29 year old female, who was diagnosed with a pericardial cyst when she was 17 years old during a work-up of asthma. (
  • Chest CT scan showing right cardiophrenic pericardial cyst. (
  • The connection between the cyst and the pericardial space was identified. (
  • Intraoperative view of pericardial cyst. (
  • Ring clamp retraction of pericardial cyst. (
  • Subsequent contrast-enhanced CT of the chest showed single, 6.4 cm, rounded, well-defined, thin-walled, non-enhanced, low attenuated (−20 and 20 Hounsfield Unit) and homogenous cyst-like structure at the left mediastinum connected to pericardial recesses and not attached to adjacent structures ( figure 2 A-C). Transthoracic echocardiogram ruled out left ventricular aneurysm, aortic aneurysm, solid tumour and outflow tracts obstruction. (
  • Although bronchogenic cyst, oesophageal duplication cyst, thymic tumour and mediastinal lymphoma were considered as possible differentials, radiological features such as CT appearance, homogenous attenuation, unrelated to the underlying structures favoured pericardial cyst. (
  • Follow-up with non-enhanced CT of the chest after 6 months ( figure 3 A,B) redemonstrated stable size left pericardial cyst. (
  • A-C) Contrast CT angiography of the chest shows well-defined, low attenuated, non-enhanced pericardial cyst (arrow). (
  • A and B) Non-contrast CT chest after 6 months redemonstrated unchanged size of pericardial cyst (arrow). (
  • Pericardial cyst or mesothelial cyst is a rare benign primary pericardial lesion with estimated incidence of 1:100 000. (
  • Enlarging, atypically located pericardial cyst. (
  • They are usually pedunculated and change in position on serial imaging but have all other imaging characteristics supportive of a pericardial or pleuro-pericardial cyst. (
  • Taken together, this study suggested a pericardial cyst with intracavitary hemorrhagic products and hemorrhagic pericardial effusion. (
  • 2015 ESC Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of pericardial diseases: The Task Force for the Diagnosis and Management of Pericardial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). (
  • Available at . (
  • 2. Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Pericardial Diseases of the European Society of Cardiology. (
  • In accordance with this rationale and on the basis of our own experience, we have proposed a protocol for the management of acute pericardial disease that differs markedly from the 'Guidelines on the Diagnosis and Management of Pericardial Disease' recently produced by the European Society of Cardiology. (
  • Here we will discuss the presentation and management of pericardial disease associated with malignancy. (
  • Pericardial drainage may occasionally be required to make a diagnosis based on examination of the pericardial fluid or pericardial biopsy samples. (
  • 16 patients proceeded to sternotomy and 5 were treated with pericardial drainage (PCW+drain group). (
  • Conclusions Hemodynamically stable patients with penetrating chest trauma and hemopericardium may be safely managed with PCW, lavage and drainage with documented cessation of bleeding, and postoperative ICU monitoring. (
  • There is extensive pericardial spread, which is grossly thickened with mild residual pericardial effusion (recent drainage). (
  • Chest drainage tubes or pericardial drainage tubes are used following cardiac, thoracic surgery, chest trauma or for specific medical conditions. (
  • However, in some cases the fluid build up might start or continues after pericardial or chest tubes have been removed, In other cases the pericardial or chest tubes might have clogged early after surgery causing an incomplete fluid drainage. (
  • This retrospective study describes our experience with a novel, long-axis in-plane real-time ultrasound (US)-guided technique for postoperative pericardial effusion drainage in small children. (
  • Zurück zum Zitat Lock JE, Bass JL, Kulik TJ, Fuhrman BP (1984) Chronic percutaneous pericardial drainage with modified pigtail catheters in children. (
  • Zurück zum Zitat Zahn EM, Houde C, Benson L, Freedom RM (1992) Percutaneous pericardial catheter drainage in childhood. (
  • Two different principles are used in chest drainage management: The Heber-Drain principle and the Bülau-Drain principle. (
  • The simplest system that is sufficient for chest drainage is a one-chamber system. (
  • Pericardial drainage may be done to find the cause of a pericardial effusion. (
  • Pericardial drainage may also be done to help relieve pressure on the heart. (
  • An emergency pericardial drainage can be done to remove the blood or excess pericardial fluid surrounding the heart. (
  • A diagnostic pericardial drainage is usually done in a cardiac procedure room. (
  • Within the last decade, there have been several clinical studies published in peer-reviewed journals stating the increased efficacy and improvement of small-bore catheters versus large-bore catheters for pleural and pericardial drainage procedures. (
  • To see Critical Care's entire product portfolio of small-bore chest tubes for pleural and pericardial drainage, click here . (
  • In this study, the authors claim that "the optimal chest tube size for the drainage of traumatic hemothoraces and pneumothoraces is unknown. (
  • Data were gathered on 293 patients that required open chest tube drainage within 12 hours of admission to a Level I trauma center. (
  • Echoing the claim that "the optimal chest tube size for the drainage of traumatic hemothoraces and pneumothoraces is unknown," 3 a study published in Clinics in Chest Medicine aimed to generalize the use of small-bore catheters for drainage procedures, including pleural infection. (
  • If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma, you're most likely frightened and confused about the best path forward. (
  • According to a study conducted in 2017, men are almost two times more likely to be diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma than women. (
  • People diagnosed with pericardial mesothelioma typically do not experience any symptoms until cancer develops past the initial stages. (
  • While all forms of mesothelioma can be caused by asbestos exposure , research shows pericardial mesothelioma often forms as secondary tumors of other types of cancer, including pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma. (
  • Researchers have also found that primary pericardial mesothelioma tumors are rare. (
  • The symptoms patients experience may be more varied for instances of secondary pericardial tumors. (
  • These scans may help identify pericardial effusion, or excess fluid around the heart, or any visible tumors. (
  • Pericardial tumors are typically diffuse, meaning they are not localized and tend to cover most of the heart. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma makes up about half of all pericardial tumors. (
  • The resulting tumors can spread to the diaphragm, the heart, and throughout the chest. (
  • The possible differential diagnoses for chest wall tumors are varied and a high degree of suspicion is needed to diagnose cardiac tuberculoma especially in endemic regions. (
  • Mesothelioma symptoms vary depending on the location of the cancer (lining of the chest, abdomen, heart, or testicles). (
  • Mesothelioma is an aggressive and rare form of cancer that targets the lining of organs including the lungs, chest, and abdomen. (
  • Mesothelioma may form in the lining of the lungs (pleural), abdomen (peritoneal), heart (pericardial) or testicles. (
  • Other types are pericardial mesothelioma, which affects the lining of the heart, and peritoneal mesothelioma, affecting the lining of the abdomen. (
  • Computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest, abdomen, and pelvis did not reveal any abnormality. (
  • Pleurodynia manifestations include a sudden onset of fever accompanied by muscular pain in the chest and abdomen. (
  • A CT scan image showing a pericardial effusion A very large hemorrhagic pericardial effusion due to malignancy as seen on ultrasound. (
  • The pathological diagnosis confirmed pedunculated and hemorrhagic pericardial cysts. (
  • A 56 year old woman presenting with chest pain and fatigue was found to have a pericardial effusion. (
  • however, after 3 months was still unable to exercise and complained of fatigue and chest pain. (
  • Signs and symptoms of pericardial mesothelioma can include chest pain, trouble breathing and fatigue. (
  • Cross-sectional imaging with computed tomography (CT) can help to localize and quantify (as in a loculated effusion) or assess for pericardial pathology (pericardial thickening, constrictive pericarditis). (
  • See 'Etiology of pericardial disease' and 'Constrictive pericarditis' . (
  • The present report discusses the unique case of a 46-year-old white female who presented with dyspnea on exertion and chest tightness in the setting of an effusive-constrictive pericarditis. (
  • Effusive-constrictive pericarditis is an uncommon pericardial syndrome that was first described in the 1960s. (
  • that in patients with tuberculous pericardial effusion, right atrial pressure and interleukin-10 (IL-10) levels were higher in those with effusive-constrictive pericarditis. (
  • The study included 68 patients with tuberculous pericardial effusion, 36 of whom had effusive-constrictive pericarditis. (
  • of IL-10 were 38.5 and 84.7 pg/mL, respectively, in the patients with effusive-constrictive pericarditis, compared with 0.2 and 20.4 pg/mL, respectively, for the patients with nonconstrictive tuberculous pericardial effusion. (
  • Pleural mesothelioma forms within the protective tissue lining that covers the lungs and chest, called the pleura. (
  • If present, symptoms are usually due to compression of adjacent organs and include atypical chest pain, dyspnea, and persistent cough[2]. (
  • The patient was seen by her primary care physician and sent to the emergency room at an outside hospital with a 3-day history of dyspnea on exertion and chest tightness. (
  • Dyspnea and chest pain commonly occurs during daily activities. (
  • Although he denied chest pain, dyspnea, or orthopnea, an echocardiogram was performed given the x-ray finding and history as well as a prominent subxiphoid impulse and a faint friction rub heard on exam. (
  • 2 ] Because many advanced cancers spread to the thorax, symptoms such as dyspnea, cough, chest pain, or palpitations often present a challenge in sorting out the likely cause of the problem and developing appropriate interventions. (
  • At least two of these features, with or without an accompanying pericardial effusion, should be present to make the diagnosis. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare form of asbestos cancer that develops in the pericardiaum, a thin membrane around the heart. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is extremely rare, with fewer than 50 people diagnosed each year. (
  • What is the Prognosis for Pericardial Mesothelioma? (
  • Though all mesothelioma patients face a poor prognosis, pericardial mesothelioma has the worst life expectancy . (
  • Patients with secondary pericardial mesothelioma may be even more limited in treatment options, and will likely face a shorter life expectancy, with some studies reporting a prognosis of six weeks. (
  • As with all forms of malignant mesothelioma, it may take years for pericardial mesothelioma symptoms to present. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma develops in between two layers of delicate membrane around the heart. (
  • How is Pericardial Mesothelioma Diagnosed? (
  • Due to its rarity, all forms of mesothelioma cancer are difficult to diagnose , though malignant pericardial mesothelioma presents more challenges. (
  • Unfortunately, many pericardial mesothelioma patients aren't diagnosed until an autopsy is performed, with one report estimating about 10 - 20% of cases are properly diagnosed before a patient's death. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is one form of asbestos -related cancer. (
  • As with other forms of mesothelioma, the cause of pericardial mesothelioma is exposure to asbestos dust and fibers. (
  • However, researchers still do not fully understand how asbestos exposure causes pericardial mesothelioma . (
  • The symptoms that are specific to pericardial mesothelioma are low blood pressure, fainting, fluid retention in the legs, and heart palpitations. (
  • The first part of treatment for pericardial mesothelioma is getting a fast and accurate diagnosis. (
  • Typically, a diagnosis of pericardial mesothelioma can be made in only about 10% to 20% of cases before the death of the patient. (
  • Treatment can begin after a confirmed diagnosis of pericardial mesothelioma. (
  • Treatment options for pericardial mesothelioma include radiation and chemotherapy. (
  • How Do You Treat Pericardial Mesothelioma? (
  • It is rather difficult to possess right diagnosis of the pericardial mesothelioma since the indications overlap along with other problems also. (
  • Beside these medical record, certain tests have to be performed for example series of imaging tests to figure out the precise place and dynamics of the pericardial mesothelioma. (
  • however several sufferers with pericardial mesothelioma possess a background of subjection to asbestos. (
  • This surgical treatment is not often utilized in pericardial mesothelioma sufferers simply because the medical diagnosis can be so rare that it must be difficult to catch early. (
  • This is often the most typical treatment choice for pericardial mesothelioma sufferers. (
  • In this article, we're going to discuss what exactly pericardial mesothelioma is, because having good knowledge of the disease is the best way for you to make the smartest decisions to lengthen your life. (
  • What Is Pericardial Mesothelioma? (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma accounts for only 5 percent of mesothelioma cases, and as such is the rarest type of mesothelioma cancer. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is when cancerous growths appear on this sac, eventually growing through the lining to the other side and then moving to the heart, the lymph nodes and other organs. (
  • If so, that's a good indicator that you're suffering from pericardial mesothelioma. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma may be one of the most rare and most deadly, but if caught early there is a good chance that surgery can remove the cancer entirely, leaving you with a clean bill of health. (
  • Pericardial effusion due to primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma: a common finding but an uncommon cause. (
  • The presentation of pericardial mesothelioma is non-specific with complaints of dyspnoea, chest pain and weight loss. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma can present as a localised or diffuse mass. (
  • 5. Suman S, Schofield P, Large S. Primary pericardial mesothelioma presenting as pericardial constriction: a case report. (
  • The patient was subsequently diagnosed with primary malignant pericardial mesothelioma, an extremely rare neoplasm with a very poor prognosis. (
  • While pleural and peritoneal mesothelioma are the most common forms, there have been less than 150 confirmed cases of pericardial mesothelioma in the medical literature from the last 30 years. (
  • How Is Pericardial Mesothelioma Treated? (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is so rare and often only diagnosed once it has progressed to later stages, which makes surgical options extremely limited. (
  • Chemotherapy is the most common treatment option for pericardial mesothelioma patients. (
  • Since pericardial mesothelioma is extremely difficult to operate on, most of the patients diagnosed with the disease are given palliative treatments to manage pain and make them as comfortable as possible. (
  • Fewer than 50 people receive pericardial mesothelioma diagnoses in the United States each year. (
  • Due to its rarity, the general prognosis for pericardial mesothelioma is poor. (
  • In most cases, pericardial mesothelioma treatments are palliative and aim to reduce symptoms. (
  • Pericardial mesothelioma is an extremely rare type of malignant mesothelioma that occurs in the membrane around the heart. (
  • As with other types of such as peritoneal mesothelioma , it is believed that pericardial mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. (
  • Also as with other types of mesothelioma, pericardial mesothelioma takes a very long time to develop and show symptoms, sometimes up to 50 years after exposure. (
  • Since there are so few documented cases of pericardial mesothelioma it can be an extremely difficult disease to diagnose. (
  • Unfortunately the prognosis for those with pericardial mesothelioma is not very good. (
  • The so-called "water-bottle heart" is a radiographic sign of pericardial effusion, in which the cardiopericardial silhouette is enlarged and assumes the shape of a flask or water bottle. (
  • closed arrow: the heart, open arrow: the effusion Pericardial effusion due to malignancy. (
  • A pericardial effusion due to pericarditis Play media Loculated pericardial effusion Treatment depends on the underlying cause and the severity of the heart impairment. (
  • Pericardial effusion is characterized by accumulation of excess fluid in the pericardial space surrounding the heart. (
  • It shows that the 'sandwich' seen anterior to the heart represents pericardial effusion (star) bounded by epicardial and pericardial fat. (
  • With the development of cancerous tissues inside the pericardial membrane, the membrane becomes full of surplus fluid exerting stress on the heart as well as developing diverse symptoms as well as intervenes with the function of heart. (
  • Some schools of idea think that it is really the inhaled asbestos materials in the lung tissue that tour via bloodstream from the chest to the heart, even though this principle is not reinforced by definite proof. (
  • A method for treating the heart and associated vessels and tissues, by controlling the temperature of the pericardial space and/or introducing therapeutic agents, drugs or the like thereto, includes providing a fluid, liquid(s), gas(es) or mixtures thereof, with or without therapeutic agents, drugs or. (
  • b. delivering to said pericardial space said cooled fluid to contact said pericardial surface of said heart to treat said heart. (
  • The present invention is directed to treating the heart muscle and associated coronary vessels by controlling the temperature of the pericardial space. (
  • During workup, chest X-ray anteroposterior view ( figure 1 ) revealed a rounded opacity silhouetting the left heart border and hilum. (
  • Especially since the symptoms involved with pericardial cancer often mimic symptoms of heart disease and other maladies - which can lead to a misdiagnosis that may prove deadly - it's important that you track all symptoms carefully and report them to your doctor. (
  • Pericardial effusion affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to heart failure. (
  • CT scan of the chest was consistent with an empyema, complete atelectasis of the left lower lobe, and a substantial shift of the mediastinum and heart into left chest (Figure 1 ). (
  • The heart becomes encased within a rigid fibrotic pericardial sac which prevents adequate diastolic filling of the ventricles. (
  • If you have major lung or heart surgery, a chest tube will be placed while you are under general anesthesia (asleep) during your surgery. (
  • The CT scan findings were suggestive of a pericardial neoplasm and the patient underwent a pericardiectomy on the beating heart without cardiopulmonary bypass. (
  • Acute coronary syndrome Stable or unstable angina Myocardial infarction ("heart attack"): People usually complained of a pressure or squeezing sensation over the chest. (
  • Ingestion of cocaine can cause vasoconstriction of coronary arteries, thus producing chest pain similar to heart attack. (
  • Holt BD (1995) Pericardial heart disease. (
  • To evaluate the use of computed tomography (CT) in the diagnosis of pericardial heart disease, 53 patients were prospectively studied by computed tomography of the chest and cardiac ultrasound. (
  • Neoplastic pericardial heart disease was detected by CT scan in four of the 53 patients. (
  • [2] In humans, the heart is located between the lungs, in the middle compartment of the chest . (
  • The largest part of the heart is usually slightly offset to the left side of the chest (though occasionally it may be offset to the right ) and is felt to be on the left because the left heart is stronger and larger, since it pumps to all body parts. (
  • The fluid can interfere with the functioning of the heart and cause chest pain. (
  • In the absence of medical red-flag criteria, children presenting with chest pain ought to be reassured that their heart is healthy and that there is no need for any further cardiac workup. (
  • It helps reduce friction between the heart and other structures in the chest when the heart beats. (
  • It is sometimes done in an emergency if a serious injury has occurred, such as a gunshot or stab wound to the chest or a massive heart attack. (
  • Chest images should be taken on full inspiration and erect when possible to minimize heart magnification and demonstrate fluid levels. (
  • The aorta is the large artery that begins at the left ventricle of the heart and passes through the chest and abdominal cavities. (
  • Pericardial effusion (Pef) appears as an echo free space around the heart, both anteriorly and posteriorly. (
  • Pericardial effusion (Pef) appears as an echo free space around the heart, both along the diaphragm above the liver (Lr) and along the lateral wall of the left ventricle. (
  • This extra fluid puts pressure on the heart and can cause chest pain and serious heart problems. (
  • Surprisingly, even with such a high incidence of blunt force thoracic trauma, only a few cases of pericardial rupture have been reported in the literature, the majority of which were discovered postmortem [ 2 - 5 ]. (
  • We present a case of blunt force thoracic trauma leading to a pericardial rupture, with acute cardiac herniation, which resulted in cardiogenic shock. (
  • S. Baba, K. Shimizu and I. Takeyoshi, "Serial Chest Films Are Needed after a Diagnosis of Pneumopericardium Because of Risk of Cardiac Herniation," The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 90, No. 5, 2010, pp. 1705-1707. (
  • Less commonly, a thoracic aortic aneurysm (TAA) can affect the part of the aorta running through the chest. (
  • Pericardial cysts are an uncommon benign congenital anomaly in the middle mediastinum. (
  • Pericardial and bronchogenic cysts share the second most common etiology after lymphomas[1]. (
  • Pericardial cysts occur at the rate of 1 person per 100,000[2]. (
  • There have been about twenty reported cases of pericardial cysts presenting before the age of eighteen[3]. (
  • A few pericardial cysts resolve spontaneously, likely from rupture into the pleural space. (
  • Contrast CT scan has been the modality of choice to diagnose and to follow pericardial cysts[1,2]. (
  • Pericardial cysts are rare and can be incidental finding on imaging. (
  • To acknowledge management options of pericardial cysts. (
  • Migrating pericardial cysts or wandering pericardial cysts are an unusual form of pericardial cysts . (
  • At the age of 59 years, she was also diagnosed as having a moderate pericardial effusion caused by rheumatoid arthritis, based on chest radiographic and echographic findings. (
  • Soler-Soler J, Permanyer-Miralda G, Sagrista-Sauleda J. A systematic diagnostic approach to primary acute pericardial disease. (
  • Diagnostic value of chest radiography for pericardial effusion. (
  • What is the diagnostic test for pericardial effusion? (
  • Knowledge of this basic epidemiologic fact is essential for the development of a rational management protocol that, on the one hand, avoids the unnecessary use of invasive pericardial diagnostic procedures in patients with idiopathic pericarditis and that, on the other hand, correctly identifies most cases of specific pericarditis, which mainly comprise purulent, tuberculous or neoplastic pericarditis. (
  • For diagnostic and symptom relief, a pericardial drain was inserted. (
  • Chest radiography, commonly called chest x-ray, is one of the most frequently performed radiological diagnostic studies. (
  • Pulsus paradoxus has great diagnostic significance in pericardial disease. (
  • When inflammation of the sac causes a pericardial effusion, the main symptom is chest pain . (
  • Why Do I Keep Having Chest Pain? (
  • Play media Chest pain or pressure are common symptoms. (
  • Pericarditis-related chest pain is typically relieved by sitting up and worsened by lying supine and deep breathing. (
  • A 25-year-old man attended the emergency department with a 2-day history of right-sided pleuritic chest pain. (
  • Sharp retrosternal chest pain which is characteristically relieved by leaning forward. (
  • A 42-year-old female presented with sudden onset severe left-sided chest pain radiating to the left arm while watching a movie at home. (
  • Retrospectively, the patient recalled some ill-defined episodes of chest pain with exercise in the past few months before the admission. (
  • In the more severe cases, the most common symptom is pain or discomfort on the anterior chest, which may extend to the left side of the chest and to the left shoulder. (
  • Pericarditis - Pericarditis is an acute inflammatory process characterized clinically by chest pain, pericardial friction rub, and widespread saddle-shaped or concave up ST segment elevation on the electrocardiogram (ECG) ( waveform 1 ). (
  • The chest pain is characteristically pleuritic, radiates to the trapezius ridge, and is worse in the supine position. (
  • If this is true, then you should take sudden weight loss, chest pain, and coughs (which last for a long time) seriously. (
  • Chest pain is pain or discomfort in the chest, typically the front of the chest. (
  • Determining the cause of chest pain is based on a person's medical history, a physical exam and other medical tests. (
  • Management of chest pain is based on the underlying cause. (
  • Chest pain represents about 5% of presenting problems to the emergency room. (
  • In the United States, about 8 million people go to the emergency department with chest pain a year. (
  • The cost of emergency visits for chest pain in the United States is more than US$8 billion per year. (
  • Chest pain account for about 0.5% of visits by children to the emergency department. (
  • Chest pain may present in different ways depending upon the underlying diagnosis. (
  • Chest pain may also vary from person to person based upon age, sex, weight, and other differences. (
  • Chest pain may also radiate, or move, to several other areas of the body. (
  • The type, severity, duration, and associated symptoms of chest pain can help guide diagnosis and further treatment. (
  • Causes of chest pain range from non-serious to serious to life-threatening. (
  • Chest pain in children can also have congenital causes. (
  • Prinzmetal's angina: Chest pain is caused by coronary vasospasm. (
  • Person usually complain of chest pain at rest. (
  • Cocaine use: This condition is suspected when a person with few or no risk of arteriosclerosis presented with non-traumatic chest pain. (
  • Chest pain usually happens during physical activity. (
  • A 64-year-old Caucasian woman was brought to the emergency department with severe dysphagia and left chest pain for last 4 days. (
  • Patients usually present with acute chest pain and ST segment elevation on ECG that mimics an acute coronary syndrome. (
  • She also reported that she had been having left side chest pain for the last 3-4 days, and it became much worse on the day of presentation. (
  • She was given aspirin, nitroglycerin, and a beta-blocker and her chest pain diminished. (
  • We are reporting a case of 73 year- old gentleman with atypical chest pain and history of hypertension who underwent clinical evaluation at our center. (
  • Chest pain is a common complaint in pediatrics but infrequently caused by a cardiac problem. (
  • A SCAMPs® for the evaluation of chest pain in a pediatric cardiology clinic for children between 7 to 21 years of age was designed. (
  • In this cohort the presence of any red-flag criteria identified patients with a cardiac cause of chest pain with 100% sensitivity. (
  • The SCAMPs® methodology gives primary care providers evidence-based guidelines to better assess the child who presents with chest pain rather than immediately sending the child to a cardiology consultations. (
  • Chest pain SCAMPs® excluded patients with known cardiac disease which otherwise would have represented a red-flag for referral. (
  • A chest tube "because of its large caliber and significant trauma during an insertion, can cause pain, prevent full lung expansion, and worsen pulmonary outcome. (
  • A 62-year-old female presented with 12 hours of crushing chest pain. (
  • Chest pain is a common complaint in the ED, increasingly so as patients heed advice to find the closest hospital for evaluation. (
  • In a 62-year-old female with crushing chest pain, most physicians would choose an acute coronary syndrome as the most likely diagnosis, as in this case. (
  • 1 ) Availability implies that the diagnosis springs to mind, likely because ED physicians often see patients whose chest pain is due to ACS. (
  • In one study, the most common cause of chest or back pain was acute coronary syndrome, present in 24.4% ( Table 1 ). (
  • 2 ) This patient described her chest pain as "crushing. (
  • 2015 ESC guidelines for pericardial disease. (
  • A pericardial effusion is associated with a known systemic disease in approximately 60% of cases. (
  • Pericardial effusion is a common finding in clinical practice either as an incidental finding or as a manifestation of a systemic or cardiac disease. (
  • Although AIDS-related Kaposi's sarcoma (KS) has been an important cause of neoplastic pericardial disease, the incidence of KS has declined dramatically since the advent of potent antiretroviral therapy. (
  • See 'Etiology and pathogenesis' below and 'AIDS-related Kaposi sarcoma: Clinical manifestations and diagnosis', section on 'Epidemiology and risk factors' and 'Cardiac and vascular disease in HIV-infected patients', section on 'Pericardial disease' . (
  • An overview of the etiology of pericardial disease, and the clinical presentation, diagnosis and management of constrictive/restrictive pericardial disease related to cancer or its treatment is presented elsewhere. (
  • It's to be noted that a normal chest X-ray and/or electrocardiogram (ECG) does not rule out cardiac disease and is not a substitute for a full cardiology evaluation in the patient who has medical red-flag criteria for referral. (
  • In the beginning of the disease process of tuberculosis, asthma, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the results of a chest x-ray may not correlate with the clinical status of the patient and may even be normal. (
  • More particularly, the present invention relates to methods and devices for accessing the pericardial space in a minimally invasive manner. (
  • Radiation therapy can cause pericardial effusion, or the development of a fluid collection in the pericardial sac. (
  • If significant clinical activity persists for 3 weeks after admission and without an etiologic diagnosis, some authors recommend pericardial biopsy. (
  • however, the clinical significance of pericardial effusion is mainly associated with its hemodynamic impact. (
  • What is the main clinical feature of pericardial effusion? (
  • ECG showing low-voltage QRS complexes, tachycardia, PR elevation, and ST changes in a patient with pericardial effusion. (
  • 1. A method of treatment or prevention of a coronary condition comprising: (a) providing a first pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a first therapeutic agent, and (b) administering the first pharmaceutical composition to the pericardial space of a patient. (
  • Since 1997, the patient has been on prednisolone (20 mg/day) for treatment of massive pericardial effusion. (
  • When bleeding occurs, reliable postoperative blood evacuation of the pleural, mediastinal and pericardial spaces with chest tubes is imperative to facilitate pulmonary reexpansion and mediastinal decompression as the patient recovers. (
  • The patient then underwent creation of a pericardial window via a subxiphoid approach. (
  • A diagnosis of pericardial tuberculoma with mediastinal and parietal extension was made and patient was successfully treated with standard anti-TB chemotherapy. (
  • Five days later the patient was readmitted with breathlessness due to re-accumulation of the pericardial effusion. (
  • This image is from a patient with malignant pericardial effusion. (
  • In this patient, a large pericardial effusion (Pef) is seen as an echo free space behind the inferolateral wall of the left ventricle. (
  • Egophony is assessed by asking the patient to repeat the letter "e," while whispered pectoriloquy is assessed by asking the patient to whisper the phrase "12-3" while the nurse auscultates the chest wall. (
  • A diagnosis of pericardial tuberculoma with mediastinal and parietal extension was made. (
  • Pericardial effusion can occasionally be confused with left pleural effusion, right pleural effusion, ascites, and pericardial fat. (
  • Hemopericardium is most commonly seen with trauma, myocardial rupture following myocardial infarction, myocardial or epicardial coronary artery rupture, catheter manipulation, aortic dissection with rupture into the pericardial space, or spontaneous hemorrhage in the presence of anticoagulant therapy. (
  • 6. The method according to claim 5 wherein said cooled fluid is delivered to said pericardial space by passing a catheter into said pericardial space at a first location to deliver said cooled fluid to said pericardial space. (
  • 8. The method according to claim 6 wherein a second catheter is inserted at a second location in said pericardial space, said second catheter for withdrawing at least a portion of said cooled fluid from said pericardial space. (
  • The doctor then guides a catheter, which is a thin plastic tube, along the needle into the pericardial space. (
  • Some people may have a chest tube inserted that is guided by x-ray, computerized tomography (CT), or ultrasound. (
  • We studied the role of pericardial and abdominal ultrasound examinations in the determination of extrapulmonary or disseminated TB. (
  • Pericardial and abdominal ultrasound examinations are valuable supplementary investigations in the diagnosis of suspected extrapulmonary or disseminated TB. (
  • Of 47 patients in whom both chest scans and satisfactory ultrasound studies were obtained, computed tomography showed pericardial thickening not shown by ultrasound in five patients. (
  • Estimated size of pericardial effusion was the same for both computed tomography and ultrasound. (
  • Pericardial effusion is easily identified by ultrasound examination. (
  • We aimed to 1) determine how use of point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) impacted emergency physicians' differential diagnosis, and 2) evaluate the accuracy of POCUS when compared to chest radiograph (CXR) and composite final diagnosis. (
  • Pericardial fluid is dained percutaneously by introducing a needle into the pericardial sac. (
  • This report describes the course of treatment from the emergent admission to the diagnosis of the pericardial tear to retrospective CT analysis and rupture identification. (
  • malignant (due to fluid accumulation caused by metastasis) The most common causes of pericardial effusion have changed over time and vary depending on geography and the population in question. (
  • Following a myocardial infarction, the most common causes of pericardial fluid include early pericarditis, Dressler's syndrome, and hemopericardium secondary to a free wall rupture. (
  • Pericardial rupture, with associated cardiac herniation, is generally fatal. (
  • We report a case of a left sided pericardial rupture and cardiac herniation resulting from a high speed motorcycle collision. (
  • G. Fulda, A. Rodriguea, S. Z. Turney and R. A. Cowley, "Blunt Traumatic Pericardial Rupture. (
  • Pericardial Rupture and Cardiac Herniation after Blunt Trauma: A Case Diagnosed Using Cardiac MRI," The British Journal of Radiology, Vol. 78, No. 929, 2005, pp. 447-449. (
  • Video 18.6 Pericardial effusion with right atrial collapse. (
  • What is the role of pericardial biopsy in the diagnosis of acute pericarditis? (
  • Pericardial biopsy showed massive infiltration by lymphocytes and IgG 4 -positive plasma cells. (
  • i have a small pericardial effusion i am scared HELP! (
  • Important cardiopulmonary syndromes include malignant pleural effusion, malignant pericardial effusion, superior vena cava syndrome, and lymphangitic carcinomatosis. (