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tamponade (def 2).
Medicine/Medical. the use of a tampon, as to stop a hemorrhage.
Also called cardiac tamponade, heart tamponade. Pathology. a condition in which the heart is compressed because of an accumulation of fluid in the pericardium.

tamponade tam·pon·ade (tām’pə-nād’) or tam·pon·age (tām’pə-nĭj)
The insertion or use of a tampon.

cardiac tamponade n.
Compression of venous return to the heart because of increased volume of fluid in the pericardium.


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