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Video 08-19: Subxiphoid view with pericardial effusion

From: Pocket Guide to POCUS: Point-of-Care Tips for Point-of-Care Ultrasound

The very large effusion seen in this patient with an inflammatory effusion can be seen to cause some very mild collapse of the right atrium during systole, but the RV does not have diastolic collapse. Tamponade is a clinical finding, and the size of the effusion must be taken in combination with the time of accumulation when estimating pericardial pressures.

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