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Cardiovascular problems 

Cardiovascular problems
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Cardiovascular problems
Author(s):

David Currow

and Katherine Clark

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198567226.003.0004
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date: 22 February 2020

Superior vena cava obstruction 94

Acute limb ischaemia 96

Cardiac tamponade 100

Pericarditis 102

Infective endocarditis 104

Venous thromboembolic disease 106

Acute cardiac decompensation 110

Cutaneous arterial bleed 114

Thoracic aortic dissection 116

Bleeding abdominal aortic aneurysm 120

In SVC obstruction, decreased venous return from the upper half of the body causes a rise in central venous pressure....

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