The condition of cardiac tamponade can cause sudden cardiac arrest and death if the patient is not treated promptly. The degree of dropsy is most accurately detected using echocardiography. Pathology is determined in the area along the posterior wall of the left ventricle, the criterion for comparison is the degree of divergence of the sheets of the pericardium.
Normally, the discrepancy between the sheets of the pericardial shirt should not exceed 5 mm. At the stage of pronounced pericardium, a therapeutic and diagnostic puncture is performed to clarify the nature of nortriptyline fluid, distinguishing it from the exudate that appears in the pericardial sac in inflammatory diseases.
The use of potassium-sparing diuretics avoids this dangerous complication. Heart diseases are treated with the use of triamterene, spironolactone under the control of the level of potassium and creatinine in the blood. If there is no result, peritoneal dialysis is performed - a procedure for washing the peritoneum, or a pericardial puncture is made to pump out the accumulated transudate.