Both pulsus paradoxus and right ventricular diastolic collapse detected by two-dimensional echocardiography are noninvasive markers of impaired cardiac function in cardiac tamponade, yet the reliability of each may vary with the patients state of hydration. To examine the relative value of these noninvasive markers at various states of hydration, we studied five chronically prepared, conscious mongrel dogs during 37 episodes of cardiac tamponade at three different intravascular volumes. We continuously measured cardiac output (electromagnetic flowmeter), aortic blood pressure, right atrial blood pressure, intrapericardial pressure, and respirations. Intravascular volume was varied by adjusting the mean right atrial blood pressure to hypovolemic (-2 to -6 mm Hg), euvolemic (0 to 4 mm Hg), or hypervolemic (6 to 10 mm Hg) levels. The sensitivity and specificity of right ventricular diastolic collapse in predicting increases in intrapericardial pressure remained high at all levels of hydration. ...
Define pericardial tamponade. pericardial tamponade synonyms, pericardial tamponade pronunciation, pericardial tamponade translation, English dictionary definition of pericardial tamponade. pericardial tamponade. Translations. English: pericardial tamponade n. tampomiento pericárdico, compresión del corazón debido a una acumulación.
Objective: Cardiac tamponade is a life-threatening clinical entity that requires an emergency treatment. Cardiac tamponade can be caused both by benign and malignant diseases. A variety of methods have been described for the treatment of these cases from needle-guided pericardiocentesis, balloon-based techniques to surgical pericardiotomy. The Authors report their experience in surgical management of cardiac tamponade and an exhaustive review of literature. Methods: This study involved 61 patients (37 males and 24 females) with an average age of 61.80 ± 16.32 years. All patients underwent emergency surgery due to the presence of cardiac tamponade. Results: Cardiac tamponade was caused by a benign disease in 57.40% of patients. In cancer patients group, lung cancer, breast cancer and malignant pleural mesothelioma were the most common neoplasms (17-27, 87%). The average preoperative size of pericardial effusion at M-2D echocardiography was 30.15 ± 5.87 mm. Postoperative complications were observed in
The patient had a pericardial effusion from penetrating chest trauma, causing cardiac tamponade. Cardiac tamponade is caused by fluid trapped in the pericardial space, compressing the heart, compromising ventricular filling, and therefore cardiac output.1 Acute traumatic cardiac tamponade presents with chest pain and respiratory distress.2 Becks triad may be present on exam, as it was in our case: muffled heart sounds, distended jugular veins, and hypotension.1 A narrow pulse pressure and pulsus paradoxus may also be observed.2 The diagnosis can be rapidly confirmed by bedside ultrasound.3 In traumatic cardiac tamponade, the treatment is thoracotomy in unstable or pulseless patientsor median sternotomy.4 Pericardiocentesis is indicated only if operative intervention is not immediately available.5 This patient was transferred directly to the operating room where a median sternotomy was performed. A 1 cm laceration to the right ventricle was identified and successfully repaired. The patient had ...
Cardiac tamponade is a condition characterized by an increased intrapericardial pressure resulting in impaired cardiac filling. An important hemodynamic feature is the equalization of intrapericardial and mean diastolic pressures in cardiac chambers. Consequently, stroke volumes are reduced, and an exaggerated ventricular interdependence occurs as a result of a reduced and fixed intracardiac space. This results in an increase in right heart filling and a decrease in left heart filling during spontaneous inspiration along with the opposite changes during expiration.1 Mild-to-moderate pericardial effusion can cause cardiac tamponade when it rapidly expands in a noncompliant pericardium,1 as occurred in this patient. When using 2-dimensional echocardiography, the grading of pericardial effusion is semiquantitative, based on the size of the echo-free space between the parietal and the visceral pericardium at end diastole.2 Although cardiac tamponade is a clinical and hemodynamic diagnosis, ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Under pressure. T2 - Acute cardiac tamponade. AU - Chen, Leon. PY - 2019/5/1. Y1 - 2019/5/1. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85065026074&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85065026074&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1097/01.CCN.0000553086.79399.f0. DO - 10.1097/01.CCN.0000553086.79399.f0. M3 - Article. AN - SCOPUS:85065026074. VL - 14. SP - 35. EP - 37. JO - Nursing Critical Care. JF - Nursing Critical Care. SN - 1558-447X. IS - 3. ER - ...
Cardiac Tamponade occurs when there is compression of the heart due to the entry of fluid in the pericardial sac. The pericardial sac is a protective covering that surrounds the heart and allows the heart to expand naturally so that it can pump blood without any problem. According to Philips AED packages providers, when fluid, pus or blood begin to collect and enters the sac, the heart is compressed and prevents it from being able to pump blood. Normally, the sac can hold only about 100 ml of fluid before the heart gives out.. Causes. One possible cause of cardiac Tamponade is a hormonal condition called hypothyroidism where gland is not able to produce thyroid hormones T3 and T4 necessary for metabolism and physiologic functioning. However, this is not the most common cause. According to Philips FR3 supplies specialists, the most common cause is penetrating trauma to the heart. The condition may affect the heart directly or the blood vessels that supply it. What happens is that the blood floods ...
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Cardiac tamponade, also known as pericardial tamponade, is when fluid in the pericardium (the sac around the heart) builds up and results in compression of the heart. Onset may be rapid or more gradual. Symptoms typically include those of cardiogenic shock including shortness of breath, weakness, lightheadedness, and cough. Other symptoms may relate to the underlying cause. Common causes include cancer, kidney failure, chest trauma, and pericarditis. Other causes include connective tissue diseases, hypothyroidism, aortic rupture, and following cardiac surgery. In Africa, tuberculosis is a relatively common cause. Diagnosis may be suspected based on low blood pressure, jugular venous distension, pericardial rub, or quiet heart sounds. The diagnosis may be further supported by specific electrocardiogram (ECG) changes, chest X-ray, or an ultrasound of the heart. If fluid increases slowly the pericardial sac can expand to contain more than 2 liters; however, if the increase is rapid as little as 200 ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Management of cardiac tamponade during catheter-directed thrombolysis of saddle pulmonary embolism. T2 - A clinical dilemma. AU - Li, Hanzhou. AU - Jen, Serena. AU - Agarwal, Shvetank. AU - Rotem, Eran. PY - 2018/7/1. Y1 - 2018/7/1. N2 - Catheter-directed thrombolysis (CDT) for the treatment of acute pulmonary embolism (PE) has gained popularity in recent years, but potential complications during the procedure and their management are not frequently discussed in the literature. In this case report, we describe the clinical dilemma regarding the postoperative anticoagulation management of a 60-year-old male who developed cardiac perforation during a CDT of an acute saddle PE. Early resumption of systemic heparin in such cases may help in clot resolution; however, it can worsen the hemopericardium. On the other hand, delaying restarting heparin may help in healing of the cardiac perforation but can lead to clot propagation. As the chest tube output was minimal initially, ...
A12-year-old girl with no significant previous cardiac history was transferred to our university hospital because of 1 week of high fever and dyspnea. On physical examination, the heart sounds were muffled, the heart rate was 110 bpm, the respiratory rate was 32 breaths per minute with dyspnea, and the blood pressure was 110/75 mm Hg. 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. Three hours after admission, the patients blood pressure had fallen to 74/46 mm Hg. An emergency drainage and resection of the abnormal tissues was undertaken by median thoracotomy. ...
Cardiac tamponade. Merck Manual Professional Version website. Available at: http://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/injuries-poisoning/thoracic-trauma/cardiac-tamponade. Updated January 2017. Accessed November 30, 2017.. Explore pericarditis. National Heart Lung and Blood Institute website. Available at: https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/peri. Updated September 26, 2012. Accessed November 30, 2017.. Pericardial effusion and tamponade. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.dynamed.com/topics/dmp~AN~T114102/Pericardial-effusion-and-tamponade . Updated June 15, 2017. Accessed November 30, 2017. ...
An 88 years-old woman admitted undergoing transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) because of severe aortic valve stenosis. Pre-procedural computed tomography demonstrated that annulus area was 345 mm2 (Figure 1A) and minimum diameter of Valsalva was 27.4 mm (Figure 1B). Calcification was present between the left atrium (LA) and aortic root (Figure 1C). Diameter of the lower limbs were suitable for transfemoral access. Based on these findings, transfemoral TAVR was performed under general anesthesia with transesophageal echocardiography guidance. After pre-dilatation using 20-mm balloon, a SAPIEN XT 23-mm (Edwards Lifesciences, Irvine, California) at 1 cm3 underfilling was successfully implanted under rapid pacing. However, after that, the patient became hemodynamically unstable and transesophageal echocardiography demonstrated pericardial effusion. Surgical repair was performed to achieve hemostasis and identified bleeding from the LA (Figure 1D). Post-procedural computed tomography showed ...
Twenty-five patients after open heart surgery were enrolled in this analysis. In case of suspected cardiac tamponade patients underwent both echocardiography and CT imaging. Using CT as standard of reference sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative predictive values of ultrasound imaging in detecting pericardial effusion/hematoma were analyzed. Clinical appearance of tamponade, need for re-intervention as well as patient outcome were monitored ...
Cardiac tamponade happens when the collection of fluid in pericardial space is more quickly than the expansion of the pericardial sac to incorporate the excess...
An 82-year-old man was taken to a local clinic following the occurrence of syncope. Chest roentgenography and computed tomography (CT) findings led to a suspicion of a ruptured aortic aneurysm, and the patient was immediately transferred to our hospital. Upon admission, his consciousness was clear and blood pressure was 74/47mmHg. Enhanced chest CT images demonstrated pericardial effusion and a saccular aneurysm with a maximum diameter of 5cm, which was associated with a thrombus in the distal aortic arch. An emergency operation was performed under a diagnosis of a ruptured distal aortic arch aneurysm and hemorrhagic cardiac tamponade. During the procedure, a hole was found in the lesser curvature of the aneurysm, which had directly ruptured into the pericardial space, and a graft replacement of the aortic arch was performed using selective cerebral perfusion. The patient was discharged 19 days after surgery without any postoperative complications ...
List of 12 disease causes of Pericardial tamponade, patient stories, diagnostic guides. Diagnostic checklist, medical tests, doctor questions, and related signs or symptoms for Pericardial tamponade.
Electrical alternans may be present. When the word alternans is used, the underlying pathophysiology that is most often thought of is alternans due to motion of the heart and its shifting position in relationship to the surface electrodes. The pathophysiologic mechanism underlying the alternation in the height or amplitude of the QRS complex is the swinging or shifting or the electrical axis of the heart. It should be noted that there can also be P wave and T wave alternans attributable to the motion of the heart. While electrical alternans is frequently thought of in association with pericardial effusion, it should be noted that not all pericardial effusions cause electrical alternans, and that total electrical alternans (involving the p wave, QRS complex and the T wave) is present in just 5-10% of cases of cardiac tamponade. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Cardiac tamponade as the initial manifestation of an extracardiac malignancy. AU - Cercato, Maria Cecilia. AU - La Ferla, Giuseppe. AU - Pericoli, Nicoletta. AU - Scinto, Angelo Fedele. AU - Sacchi, Italo. AU - Cognetti, Francesco. PY - 1991. Y1 - 1991. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=0025859532&partnerID=8YFLogxK. UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=0025859532&partnerID=8YFLogxK. U2 - 10.1016/0277-5379(91)90246-A. DO - 10.1016/0277-5379(91)90246-A. M3 - Article. C2 - 1828983. AN - SCOPUS:0025859532. VL - 27. SP - 670. EP - 671. JO - European Journal of Cancer. JF - European Journal of Cancer. SN - 0959-8049. IS - 5. ER - ...
... happens when extra fluid builds up in the space around the heart. This fluid puts pressure on the heart and prevents it from pumping well.
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କାର୍ଡ଼ିଆକ ଟାମ୍ପୋନେଡ (ଇଂରାଜୀ ଭାଷାରେ Cardiac tamponade ବା pericardial tamponade) ନାମ ଦିଆଯାଏ ଯେତେବଳେ ହୃତ୍‌ପିଣ୍ଡ ଚାରିପାଖରେ ଥିବା ପେରିକାର୍ଡ଼ିଅମରେ (fluid in the pericardium) (ମୁଣା) ତରଳ ପଦାର୍ଥ ତିଆରି ହୋଇ ଭରିଯିବା ଫଳରେ ହୃତ୍‌ପିଣ୍ଡ ଚିପି ହୋଇଯାଏ ।[୧] ଏହି ରୋଗର ଆରମ୍ଭ ଶୀଘ୍ର ବା ଧୀରେ ହୋଇପାରେ । [୧] ରୋଗ ଯୋଗୁ କାର୍ଡ଼ିଓଜେନିକ ସକ ହେବା ଫଳରେ ଅଣନିଶ୍ୱାସୀ (shortness of breath), ଦୁର୍ବଳତା, ମଥା ହାଲୁକା ଲାଗିବା (lightheadedness) ଓ କାଶ ଇତ୍ୟାଦି ଲକ୍ଷଣ ପ୍ରକାଶ ପାଏ । ଏହାର ଅନ୍ତର୍ନିହିତ କାରଣ ...
This medical exhibit depicts thoracic aortic dissection with pericardial tamponade in a series of illustrations. Labeled blood vessel layers include the tunica adventitia (outer layer), tunica media (middle layer) and tunica intima (inner layer). Shows the intimal layer tear progressing from a balloon-like structure in the aortic arch to a rupture of the proximal aorta with bleeding into the pericardial cavity. This condition, pericardial (cardiac) tamponade, is life-threatening and greatly reduces the hearts ability to function.
Its time to practice what you learned last time. Were gonna run you through some pericardial tamponade cases and test you. Will you make the right deci
Turns out that pericardial tamponade is bad. Your patient dies if you dont diagnose and treat it. The problem is, this is something you dont do very o
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Pericardial effusion may be caused by acute pericarditis, tumor, uremia, hypothyroidism, trauma, cardiac surgery, or other inflammatory conditions. Pericardial effusion is a known complication of hypo...
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Cardiac tamponade arises due to equalisation of cardiac pressures leading to impaired biventricular filling. The pericardial sack has some elasticity which is quickly reached with fluid accumulation. Cardiac volume becomes smaller during systole and venous return shifts to cardiac systole to reduce cardiac output. Normally, systemic venous return to the right side of the heart increases with inspiration and pulmonary venous return to the left heart decreases with inspiration so that systemic arterial pressure normally falls by ,10 mmHg during inspiration.. In cardiac tamponade, the rigid pericardium prevents the free wall from expanding. Thus, the distension of the right ventricle is limited to the interventricular septum and this causes the septum to bulge to the left, reducing left ventricular compliance and contributing to further decreased filling of the left ventricle during inspiration. This leads to an exaggerated drop in systolic blood pressure in inspiration called pulsus paradoxus. Our ...
Cardiac tamponade is a condition where pericardial cavity gets filled with body fluids of blood and results in acute pressure on heart . Cardiac tamponade is a serious medical concern and immediate medical supervision is needed.
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In this case study Dr. Andrea Dreyfuss describes how Lumify Reacts helped a physician in Peru diagnosis and treat a patient whose cardiac tamponade masqueraded as abdominal pain.
The venous input matches the ventricular output by the end of systole, and the intra-pericardial space is once again full. When diastolic ventricular relaxation ensues, loss of blood from the atria does not relieve atrial pressure because the hydraulic action of the displaced pericardial fluid now impinges on the emptying atria. Right atrial communication with the engorged systemic venous reservoir also tends to maintain a high level of pressure in the atria, preventing the y-descent and often producing a y-ascent ...
The use of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa inhibitors (in particular abciximab) during PCI has increased significantly over the past two to three years. This is particularly relevant to centres in the UK following publication of the National Institute for Clinical Excellence recommendations.11 The rationale for this increase is evidence for improved short and intermediate term outcome after PCI, particularly in diabetic patients and in those where an occluded vessel is treated.12-14 Abciximab is a potent platelet inhibitor and these effects are manifest from the time of bolus administration, persist throughout the course of infusion, and may last for 12 hours after discontinuation.15,16 Therefore, the severity of any bleeding complication arising from the intervention is likely to be accentuated by this agent.. As indicated in fig 2 an appreciable proportion of the cases of tamponade in our cohort reported in 2000 and 2001 followed procedures where abciximab had been used. Furthermore, 9 of 10 (90%) ...
Results Preprocedural INR in Group 1 was 2.48±0.42 compared to 1.08±0.16 in Group 2 (95% CI 1.38 to 1.41, p,0.005). Only nine patients required trans-oesophageal echocardiographic guidance for trans-septal puncture. Bleeding was observed in 24% in the Group 2 compared to 9.2% in the Group 1, mainly due to increased incidence of minor groin haematoma (18% vs 5%, 95% CI −0.21 to −0.48, p=0.002). One patient in each group required pericardiocentesis for cardiac tamponade (95% CI −0.27 to 0.024, p=0.89). Those in Group 1 (n=22) who have previously had AF ablation with bridging LMWH stated a better experience with the change of anticoagulation protocol. The average total drug cost per person in Group 1 was £8.53±4.5 compared to £108.89±2.3 in Group 2 (p,0.001).. ...
This stock medical exhibit compares multiple lateral (side) views through a heart with aortic dissection and a heart with tamponade. A rupture in the aortic root dissection can be seen with hemorrhage filling the space between the pericardium and the heart resulting in cardiac tamponade. A small inset demonstrates the layers of an artery wall with the process of dissection in greater detail.
The right pleura was opened and a right chest tube was placed. This is done to decompress any potential tamponade following surgery. Ventilation is resumed to flush air from the pulmonary veins, and the heart is filled to start to checking for air using TEE. Notes ...
The problem they have here is now they have a hole in the heart and it starts to bleed. That in and of itself isnt great, but the main problem is that the heart sits in a little sac of tissue called the pericardium (literally "around the heart"). Once its full of blood, if you have continued bleeding it starts to compress the heart and the compressed heart can no longer fill and pump blood. This causes low blood pressure and eventally cardiac arrest. This is called cardiac tamponade. The way to fix this is to open up the pericardial sac and let the blood from around the heart out, then it can again fill and pump blood. The problem with this is that you still have bleeding and now its not just limited to the pericardium, but can continue to bleed ...
Supplement This surgical procedure is carried out such as in patients with cardiac tamponade. It is made in order to drain the fluid that accumulates inside the pericardial sac around the heart. ...
BACKGROUND:. Cardiovascular abnormalities have been reported in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) clinically, echocardiographically and at autopsy. Pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, echocardiographic abnormalities and clinical cardiomyopathy with right and left-sided congestive heart failure have all been reported as isolated case reports or in small retrospective series of patients with AIDS who had echocardiograms. The frequency with which abnormalities specifically related to AIDS were found in consecutively studied patients was not known in 1988 when the study began.. The etiology of these abnormalities was also unclear. Since HIV infection resulted in profound suppression of T-cell macrophage-mediated immunity in AIDS and since there were significant abnormalities in B-cell lymphocyte function resulting in abnormalities of humoral immunity, there were frequently life threatening superinfections by bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral organisms. Some of these, such as ...
BACKGROUND:. Cardiovascular abnormalities have been reported in Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) clinically, echocardiographically and at autopsy. Pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade, echocardiographic abnormalities and clinical cardiomyopathy with right and left-sided congestive heart failure have all been reported as isolated case reports or in small retrospective series of patients with AIDS who had echocardiograms. The frequency with which abnormalities specifically related to AIDS were found in consecutively studied patients was not known in 1988 when the study began.. The etiology of these abnormalities was also unclear. Since HIV infection resulted in profound suppression of T-cell macrophage-mediated immunity in AIDS and since there were significant abnormalities in B-cell lymphocyte function resulting in abnormalities of humoral immunity, there were frequently life threatening superinfections by bacterial, fungal, parasitic, and viral organisms. Some of these, such as ...
This is a comprehensive practical guide to the practice of the new subspecialty of critical care echocardiography. The text covers all aspects of clinical practice and describes how to use transthoracic echocardiography to approach and manage common clinical questions. Specific emphasis is placed on the appropriate use of clinical echocardiographic data in the context of the patients critical illness; this is illustrated by the frequent use of case studies including both still and moving echocardiographic images. The text covers assessment of, and disorders affecting, the left and right heart, including shock and sepsis. It also looks at how to interpret diastolic information during critical illness and the effect of that illness on valve disease and function. The important subject of fluid responsiveness is explored in detail, as is the influence of organ support and illness on the diagnosis of cardiac tamponade. The information given in the text is summarized using algorithms in a field guide for the
This is a comprehensive practical guide to the practice of the new subspecialty of critical care echocardiography. The text covers all aspects of clinical practice and describes how to use transthoracic echocardiography to approach and manage common clinical questions. Specific emphasis is placed on the appropriate use of clinical echocardiographic data in the context of the patients critical illness; this is illustrated by the frequent use of case studies including both still and moving echocardiographic images. The text covers assessment of, and disorders affecting, the left and right heart, including shock and sepsis. It also looks at how to interpret diastolic information during critical illness and the effect of that illness on valve disease and function. The important subject of fluid responsiveness is explored in detail, as is the influence of organ support and illness on the diagnosis of cardiac tamponade. The information given in the text is summarized using algorithms in a field guide for the
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In penetrating trauma, patients who survive the initial assault may present with haemodynamic compromise from: pneumothorax haemothorax pericardial tamponade Each organ in the chest should be actively assessed for injury, including subdiaphra...
The baseline clinical and echocardiographic characteristics are listed in Table 1. In 11 (26.2%) of 42 patients, the etiology of the pericardial effusion was unknown. The three most frequent identifiable causes were: malignancy in 15 (35.7%), tuberculosis in 9 (21.4%), and hypothyroidism in 4 (9.5%). Three (7.2%) patients had other unusual causes: rupture of an ulcerated aortic aneurysm, connective tissue disease, and purulent pericarditis complicated by mediastinal empyema, respectively. Effusion was moderate in 23 patients and large in 19 patients. On the basis of clinical and echocardiographic findings, 5 patient had overt clinical tamponade (19%), 13 patients (31.0%) had echocardiographic cardiac tamponade, and 29 (69.0%) patients had no tamponade physiology (Table 2). All patients with cardiac tamponade underwent pericardiocentesis and exhibited subsequent clinical and hemodynamic improvement. Diagnostic pericardiocentesis was carried out in 13 patients who were without cardiac tamponade. ...
Pericardial disease in dogs is relatively uncommon, but its presence may be life-threatening. It is an incidental finding or manifestation of a systemic or cardiac disease. The spectrum of pericardial effusions ranges from mild asymptomatic effusions to cardiac tamponade. Pericardial effusion in dogs has an overall prevalence of 0.43% in general and occurs in approximately 7-10% of the dogs with clinical signs of cardiac disease. More commonly seen in dogs, the clinical signs of pericardial disease can be easily overlooked or mistaken for those of other disease processes. In patients with life-threatening pericardial effusion, which has led to cardiac tamponade, it is important to rapidly identify and treat the elevated intrapericardial pressure. Management is guided by the haemodynamic impact, size, presence of inflammation (i.e. pericarditis), associated medical conditions, and the aetiology whenever possible. In this chapter, pericardial effusion in dogs is emphasized.