Pericarditis and Cardiac Tamponade – Management

  • Skill Level
  • Lectures
    1 Video
  • Enrolled
    57 students
  • Sample Certificate

What you'll learn

Acute pericarditis is reported in 0.1%- 0.2% of hospitalized patients for non-ischemic chest pain. The prevalence of pericardial effusions is difficult to estimate because a good deal may not be clinically significant. Most cases are idiopathic thought to be caused by a triggering of the inflammatory process resulting in inflammation of the pericardium, which causes pericarditis. read more »»

Physicians, their assistants, budding nurses, and nurses also play a vital role in managing patients with acute pericarditis and cardiac tamponade. Their role includes medication adjustment, follow up at the pericardial clinic. Learn more about all these in this course designed by Medvarsity and Dosily.

Who Should Attend?

  • General practitioners
  • Primary care physicians
  • Undergraduate medical students (Interns)
  • Postgraduate students in medicine
  • Nurses
  • Life science graduates
  • AYUSH students
  • Students interested in Biological sciences

Key concepts covered include:

By the end of the course, you will be able to understand

  • What are Pericarditis and Cardiac tamponade?
  • Normal pericardium, Pathophysiology of Pericarditis
  • Etiology of Pericarditis
  • ECG findings in Pericarditis
  • Management of Pericarditis and Cardiac tamponade


Dr. Blessan Varghese

Consultant Cardiologist at Welcare Hospital, Kochi


Dr Blessan Varghese is a renowned interventional cardiologist with an experience of 10 years with expertise in diagnostic coronary angiography both radial & femoral route, Primary Angioplasty, Complex Angioplasty, cardiac catheterization, renal angiography & Pacemaker Implantation and Device therapy for ASD, PDA, and many more interventional procedures. Currently, he serves as a Consultant Interventional Cardiologist at Welcare Hospital, Kochi, and is the chief of interventional cardiology.

For: beginners

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