cardiac tamponade

noun

: mechanical compression of the heart by large amounts of fluid or blood within the pericardial space that limits the normal range of motion and function of the heart

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“Cardiac tamponade.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/cardiac%20tamponade. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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