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Criteria for Detecting Pericardial Tamponade Following Cardiac Surgery

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for pericardial tamponade following cardiac surgery using the criteria of Bommer et al.

Specialty:

Cardiovascular Diseases, Thoracic Surgery

Objective:

other testing

ICD-10:

I31.9

Description:

Pericardial tamponade may occur following cardiac surgery. Bommer et al identified criteria that can help identify a patient with tamponade. The authors are from the University of California Davis.

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