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Pericardial conditions: signs, symptoms and electrocardiogram changes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16634327     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This article describes the anatomy and physiology of the pericardium and the signs and symptoms of acute pericarditis, pericardial effusion and cardiac tamponade. It illustrates the likely electrocardiogram findings in each of these conditions and discusses how the results, combined with patient history and physical examination, can help emergency nurses make accurate diagnoses.
Melanie Humphreys
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency nurse : the journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1354-5752     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Nurse     Publication Date:  2006 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-04-25     Completed Date:  2006-05-25     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9208913     Medline TA:  Emerg Nurse     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  30-6     Citation Subset:  N    
University of Wolverhampton, School of Health.
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MeSH Terms
Acute Disease
Cardiac Tamponade / diagnosis*,  etiology,  nursing
Diagnosis, Differential
Electrocardiography* / nursing
Emergency Nursing / methods*
Emergency Treatment / methods,  nursing
Medical History Taking
Middle Aged
Nursing Assessment / methods*
Pericardial Effusion / diagnosis*,  etiology,  nursing
Pericarditis / diagnosis*,  etiology,  nursing
Physical Examination / nursing

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