cardiac tamponade

noun Pathology.
tamponade ( def 2 ).
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cardiac tamponade n.
Compression of venous return to the heart because of increased volume of fluid in the pericardium.

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Signs and symptoms are similar to restrictive cardiomyopathy and cardiac tamponade.
Then there was cardiac tamponade-bleeding into the sac that contains the heart.
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