Demonstration of a depressor reflex in acute cardiac tamponade.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Studies from our laboratory have demonstrated the presence of a vagally mediated reflex in acute cardiac tamponade. To determine the effect of thisreflex on cardiac performance, we continuously recorded hemodynamic parameters during induction of tamponade in 16 closed-chest mongrel dogs anesthetized with alpha chloralose. The studies were done 1 to 7 days following the insertion of a catheter in the pericardial sac. With increasing pericardial volume, there was a progressive deterioration of cardiac performance, the most marked changes occuring in the late phases of cardiac tamponade...

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Cited Authors

  • Friedman, HS; Lajam, F; Gomes, JA; Zaman, Q; Marino, ND; Calderon, J

Published Date

  • February 1, 1977

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 73 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 278 - 286

PubMed ID

  • 834066

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-5223


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States