Sunday, November 16, 2014

QHow just eye balling pulse oximetry on monitor can help in diagnosis of patient having suspicion of cardiac tamponade?

Answer: Patients with suspicion of cardiac tamponade, usually show increased respiratory variability in pulse-oximetry waveform.


Stone MK, Bauch TD, Rubal BJ. Respiratory changes in the pulse-oximetry waveform associated with pericardial tamponade. Clin Cardiol. Sep 2006;29(9):411-4

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