Cardiac tamponade

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What is cardiac tamponade?

Cardiac tamponade is the increased pressure on the heart, this occurs when blood or fluid builds up in the space between the heart muscle (myocardium) and the outer covering sac of the heart (pericardium). The increased pressure restricts and decreases the efficiency of the heart pump.

Common symptoms reported by people with cardiac tamponade

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with cardiac tamponade

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)

Data from patients with cardiac tamponade, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with cardiac tamponade

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Percocet)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with cardiac tamponade, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has cardiac tamponade on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 1
40s 1
50s 1
60s 1
70+ 1
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 0
20-29 years 0
30-39 years 2
40-49 years 0
50-59 years 0
60-69 years 0
70+ years 0

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 2
Female 5

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2
Not Diagnosed 0

These charts show data from cardiac tamponade patients who have completed their condition history
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