Pericardial effusion after RTA.
Case of cardiac tamponade:
Cardiac tamponade is a complication of blunt chest trauma, casued hemorrhage into the pericardial space and hemodynamic compromise.
Middle aged male patient after RTA. Hypotension, tachycardia. He had right hemorragic pleural effusion and Pericardial effusion. patient improved after aspiration of both.
The D sign refers to septal flattening that occurs when right ventricular pressure is so elevated that it deforms the left ventricular cavity which usually remains in a doughnut or O shape, as in this
parasternal short axis TTE clip.
This subxiphoid TTE clip shows right ventricular dysfunction of the basal and mid portions while the apex still contracts. This is referred to as McConnell\s sign, the eponymous finding in patients
with pulmonary embolus.