Cardiac Tamponade following Arrhythmia Ablation

Winn, John D.
November 2013
International Student Journal of Nurse Anesthesia;Fall2013, Vol. 12 Issue 3, p49
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article discusses the importance of the management of cardiac tamponade in a patient following the ablation of atrial fibrillation. The past medical history of the 73-year-old female that presented for ablation of left atrial appendage, current medication, and cardiac assessment are detailed. The medications inducted intravenously are recounted. Also discussed are the phases of progression of pericardial effusion, the symptoms of tamponade, and the benefits of echocardiography with doppler.


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