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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Ramyar Ghandriz MD[2]


Cardiac tamponade is a clinical diagnosis, however chest X ray can be helpful sometimes. It will demonstrate pneumopericardium and cardiac silhouette changes.

X Ray

  • X ray can very helpful for assessing outcome of treatment.
  • however it is not the first choice for cardiac tomponade, after diagnosis is made the best option is to preform ultrasonography.
  • It will show an enlarged globular-shaped heart .
  • Due to pneumocardium (tension pneumopericardium) a substantial decrease in the size of the cardiac silhouette may be observed.[1][2]
Cardiac tamponade with enormous heart silhouette in a 4 years old child.[3]


  1. "Cardiac tamponade | Radiology Reference Article |".
  2. "Chest Radiograph Signs Suggestive of Pericardial Disease - American College of Cardiology".
  3. Haponiuk, Ireneusz; Kwasniak, Ewelina; Chojnicki, Maciej; Jaworski, Radoslaw; Steffens, Mariusz; Sendrowska, Aneta; Gierat-Haponiuk, Katarzyna; Leszczyńska, Katarzyna; Paczkowski, Konrad; Zielinski, Jacek (2015). "Minimally invasive transxiphoid approach for management of pediatric cardiac tamponade – one center's experience". Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques. 1: 107–114. doi:10.5114/wiitm.2014.47690. ISSN 1895-4588.

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